Festival features international crew
A record number of overseas troupes and performers will participate in the
Shanghai Tourism Festival, the organizing committee said yesterday.
to officials, festivities displaying traditional culture will be held in more
innovative and vivid ways, revealing the essence of Chinese thoughts.
Mardi Gras Carnival and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses - two well-known US
festivals - will highlight, for the first time, the opening ceremony parade on
There will also be dozens of festivities and performances from
countries including Brazil, Italy, South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia,
Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand.
As prelude to the festivities, a
China Day Festival will be held in Yuyuan Garden on September 17. Visitors will
be able to see folk artists from ancient Zhejiang and Jiangsu provincial towns
demonstrating how to make paper artworks, dye cloth or brew wines in traditional
In Xuhui District, the 2004 Shanghai Osmanthus Festival, part of the
tourism festival, will take place in Guilin Park on September 27 and 28.
are inviting more friends, especially those from abroad, to experience the
culture and customs of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), a prosperous period in
history," said Shen Xuqing, vice director of the Xuhui District Tourism
He said visitors will enjoy many folk art displays, such as the Tang
Dress shows, traditional Chinese tea ceremonies and puppet