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Traditional Lisu ethnic group wedding ceremony held in SW China

Zhang Xiaofang (L) is helped to wear a traditional outfit during a traditional wedding ceremony of Lisu ethnic group at Xiaonanshan Village of Dechang County, Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Liangshan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 21, 2017. Villagers Zhang Xiaofang and Ji Zerong got married and went through a traditional Lisu ethnic group wedding ceremony.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 10:19:24

Tomb belonging to pregnant aristocrat found in North China

Two tombs whose owners were identified as nobel women from the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-256BC) were discovered recently in Shanxi Province in North China, the China News Service quoted the Shanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology as saying on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 18:13:40

World Wildlife Fund invites Chinese artist Han Meilin for ‘Earth Hour’ event in China

To advocate sustainable living, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced on Tuesday it will be holding an "Earth Hour" event throughout China on March 25 at 8:30 pm, during which time participants will avoid using electricity for an entire hour.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 18:13:40

Over 50 countries to attend Cuba's Habanos cigar festival

Representatives from over 50 countries will participate in the 19th Habanos Cigar Festival, the event organizer said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/22 8:50:09

Tai chi at dawn in Inner Mongolia

A group of people practice tai chi in a park in Hohhot, northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The martial art form offers both useful defense training and copious health benefits to its practioners. (Xinhua/Wang Zheng)
Source: | 2017/2/21 9:34:23

84th Lemon festival with theme "Broadway" marked in France

A float with a sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons takes part in the night-time parade during the 84th Lemon festival with the theme "Broadway" in Menton, France, Feb. 16, 2017. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 10:58:18

Chinese Tibetan New Year marked in Kathmandu

The Chinese Tibetan Losar, or New Year, has been marked in the Nepalese Capital City Kathmandu on Thursday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 10:28:04

Central China to build museum, park on ruins of ancient capital

A museum and a park will be built on the ruins of the capital of the Xia Dynasty (2100 - 1600 B.C.), China's earliest dynasty, local cultural heritage authorities said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:57:39

Villagers perform dragon lantern dance in southeast China

Villagers perform dragon lantern dance in Yunfeng Village of Putian City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 14, 2017. The peformance of five 2,000-meter-long dragon lanterns, which were connected by bench-like boards, is a traditional way to celebrate the beginning of spring.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 13:37:27

Headwears: Tibetan women' sheirlooms in China's Sichuan

Tibetan women wearing headwears attend a ceremony in Maoergai area of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 13, 2017. The traditional headwears of local women were made by gems and coral and would be passed on from generation to generation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 10:51:30

Folk festival marked in Songdong Village, China's Fujian

Barefoot villagers carrying a god statue walk through burning charcoal during a folk festival in Songdong Village of Wutang Township in Putian City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 14, 2017. The highlight of the festival is a show during which barefoot performers walk through charcoal fire to pray for a peaceful and prosperous new year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 10:10:24

Chinese ethnic minority dance staged in France

Actors from Bijie, Guizhou province performed at the National Theatre in Nice, France on Feb. 12. The troupe performed “Cuotaiji,” a traditional dance of the Yi ethnic minority and a piece of national intangible cultural heritage.
Source: | 2017/2/14 10:28:55

Highlights of Venice Carnival

Revelers take a taxi boat during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy, Feb. 12, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 9:06:35

Villagers perform in costumes of "Mang Ge" during local festival in south China

Villagers perform in costumes of "Mang Ge", the local god of mountains, during a local festival in Anchui Township of Miao Autonomous County of Rongshui, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region , Feb. 13, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 8:55:20

Lanterns illuminate Afforestation Garden of Zhengzhou in C China

Photo taken on Feb. 10, 2017 shows the musical fountain in the Afforestation Garden of Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province. Lantern Festival which falls on Saturday is celebrated across the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 16:04:41

Iron sparks burned to stimulate displays of fireworks for Lantern Festival

Sparks pour down as performers spray burning iron chips to stimulate displays of fireworks in Jucun Village of Changzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 10, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 13:51:19

Mazu statue parade held to mark Lantern Festival in Fujian

Villagers carrying a Mazu statue parade in Longshan Village of Licheng District in Putian, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 10, 2017. It is a folk custom for local people to have a Mazu statue parade to celebrate the Lantern Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 11:50:11

Upcoming Lantern Festival celebrated across China

A young girl performs to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Xuyi County of Huai'an City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 11:36:47