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Party from relics to mooncakes
From:Shanghai Daily  |  2019-09-11 08:29

Traditional folk culture activities will be held at tourist attractions in Shanghai through the upcoming three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday from Friday, the city’s cultural and tourism authorities said yesterday.

At Fengjing Ancient Town in Jinshan District, visitors will be invited to make mooncakes, while the Guangfulin Relics Park in Songjiang District will host riddle-guessing games and festive lanterns will be released into its rivers, Shanghai Administration of Culture and Tourism said.

Traditional crafts like paper-cutting, weaving, tuanshan (circular fan) making and embroidery will also be displayed at Guangfulin park.

Zuibaichi Park in Songjiang will host an exhibition of student paintings, calligraphy swapping and a display of Han culture. On the program list are Han dances, folk music performances, a traditional Chinese dress shows, tea ceremonies, flower art showcases, a moon ceremony and a flash mob; all presenting a traditional Han culture and art feast for tourists.

Riddle-guessing will also be held, and participants will be able to make hanfu (traditional clothing of the Han people) with paper-cuts and turn leaves into bookmarks.

At Guilin Park in Xuhui District, visitors can savor the charm of the intangible cultural heritage of the Yangtze River Delta region. Chinese operas and tea ceremonies will be staged as well.

There will also be rituals to worship the moon. People in hanfu will perform the rituals accompanied by ancient music.

The Hanxiang Water Garden in Minhang District will host a colored DIY lantern event, sugar painting, dough figure creation and hanfu experiences.

Zhouqiao Old Street in Jiading District will host a Mid-Autumn Festival market and tea-sipping events.