Haiyang Yanko dance, Qixia clay figurines, Laizhou straw braid, Jiaodong cloth tiger and big sand bowl… At the event celebrating the return of Hong Kong to the motherland held at the Victoria Park of Hong Kong on June 30, Yantai of Shandong province shows up with a number of intangible cultural heritages with an extremely rich regional culture flavor to showcase the charm and innovation of Yantai's traditional culture to citizens of Hong Kong with the theme of "A Trip to Yantai with Eight Immortals".
In order to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, the Chinese cultural carnival is held at the Victoria Park on June 30, which is to last three days. During the event, the celebration organizing committee from all circles of Hong Kong organizes activities such as exhibition and performance of traditional Chinese culture and exhibition of intangible cultural heritages to let Hong Kong citizens experience the richness and diversity of Chinese cultural heritages, according to the News Office of Yantai Municipal People's Government.
Located in the east of Shandong Peninsula, Yantai was born with the sea and thriving with the port, with a long history of oceanic culture. The legend of eight immortals crossing the sea has been well-known to all households. It is blessed with rich and colorful folk culture, while Yantai's paper-cutting, Haiyang Yanko dance and Fishing Lantern Festival have been included into the list of national intangible cultural heritages. In this event, the exhibition area of Yantai is based on the cartoon IP of "eight immortals", achieving an organic combination of traditional culture and fashionable designs, with rich exhibits and cute images. The entire exhibition area applies different forms of exhibition such as pictures, texts and real objects to showcase Yantai's rich intangible cultural heritage resources, unique artistic charm and profound cultural connotations to each circle of Hong Kong.
Source: The News Office of Yantai Municipal People's Government