Nanjing: Qinhuai Lantern Festival
Beside qinhuai light is spread in nanjing area folk cultural activities, mainly focused on during the Spring Festival and Lantern Festival, held each year with the first light “day” and “very illuminating of guilin” reputation, is China’s only a collection of lantern show, Lantern Festival and the lantern fair as one of the large-scale comprehensive Lantern Festival, is also China’s longest, participate in the largest number, the largest folk Lantern Festival.
Time: Spring Festival, Lantern Festival
Location: Qinhuai District, Nanjing
Xuzhou: Mazhuang Lantern Custom
In order to enrich people’s cultural life, carry forward national traditional festivals, add folk festival atmosphere, and show the spirit of Mazhuang, lantern custom activities are held in Shennong Square to show and compete the finished products such as surface lamp production, surface art, lantern folk craft, various local specialties and so on.
Time: Lantern Festival
Venue: Shennong Square, Mazhuang
Yancheng: Beating Spring Ox
“Beating Spring Ox” is also called “whipping Spring Ox”. The ancients to have winter unearthed cattle to send cold custom, but also pray for rice grain harvest. The lively performance of “beating spring ox” farming folk custom can let the masses appreciate the farming custom of the beginning of spring that has been passed down for thousands of years in the local villages of Funing, and feel the strong flavor of the New Year.
Date: February 3rd
Venue: Miaowan Ancient Town, Funing County
Nantong: Hai ‘an Flower Drum
Haian flower drum is the intangible cultural heritage of traditional dance in Jiangsu Province. During the Lantern Festival, we will carry out the Lantern Festival activity on the 15th day of the first lunar month and hold a special intangible cultural heritage exhibition project display and performance with the theme of “Dragon Dance World Lifts to Peace”.
Time: the evening of the Lantern Festival
Venue: Hai ‘an Culture and Art Center Square
In Jiangsu Province of China, people from all over the country celebrate the Spring Festival in their own unique ways. These special activities not only reflect the traditional Chinese culture, but also reflect the unique style of Jiangsu. In addition, these special activities have been selected as part of the intangible cultural heritage. If you have the chance, please come to Jiangsu and experience it for yourself!