National Day Holiday, Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations

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A burnning pagoda(Photo/Zeng Longxiang)

This year¡¯s National Day holiday coincides with the Mid-Autumn Festival. It was learned from the People¡¯s Government of Xinshi Town that it will hold the 4th Mid-Autumn Festival of Pagoda Burning Folk Culture Tourism Festival themed ¡°Our Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival¡±.

The custom of burning pagodas in the ancient town of Xinshi is a Yueyang municipal intangible cultural heritage, which originated in the late Yuan and early Ming Dynasties. Nowadays, it has been given new connotations. People regard it as a blessing activity to appreciate homesickness, safety, hope for a good harvest, and willing for wealth. The pagoda is built higher and larger with richer content, and more exciting atmosphere. It has become a Mid-Autumn Festival highlight and a feast of folk culture for domestic and foreign tourists.

Sacrifice to the pagoda and the river god
Time: 16:00 ¨C 17:00 on October 1, 2020
Venue: In front of the archway on the ancient street along the river

Burning, appreciating, and dancing around pagoda
Time: 20:00 - 22:00, October 1, 2020
Venue: Wharfs along the Miluo River and the Meijiang River

Thousands of river lanterns will light up the Miluo River.
Time: 20:00 - 22:00, October 1, 2020
Venue: Riverside Ancient Street Wharf to Zhangjia Wharf along the Miluo River

Flower and drum opera performance
Time: 15:00 - 17:00 and 20:00 - 22:00, October 1, 2020
Venue: Grand Stage on Riverside Ancient Street

Shadow play performance
Time: 20:00 - 22:00, October 1, 2020
Venue: Small Stage in Xinshi Town Folk Custom Museum (inside the command)

Folklore Photography Exhibition
Time: October 1, 2020
Venue: Liang Family Ancestral Hall

100-member cheongsam show
Time: 9:00 ¨C 11:00, October 1, 2020
Venue: Sanjiejiuxiang (3 Streets and 9 Alleys), Xinshi Ancient Town

Mass performance party
Time: 20:00 ¨C 22:00, October 1, 2020
Venue: Parking lot, Xinshi Ancient Town

Translator: Yu Jiangjiang
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