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Friday, June 10 2022 - 19:55
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Hainan to host 160+ events to celebrate China's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day
HAIKOU, China, June 10, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

With the upcoming Cultural and Natural Heritage Day taking place on June 11, 
the southernmost province of China, Hainan, is now hosting and organizing 
various forms of intangible cultural heritage activities to celebrate, exhibit, 
and promote the splendid traditional cultures in three venues set up in Haikou, 
Sanya, and Danzhou, according to Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, 
Television and Sports of Hainan Province. 

On June 7, the Hainan Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage Fine Arts 
Exhibition commenced at the Hainan Provincial Museum, covering a wide variety 
of categories of art such as Chinese painting, oil painting, printmaking, 
watercolor painting, wood carving, coconut carving, paper cutting and cotton 
weaving. A total of 106 works of art embodied the charming intangible cultural 
heritage and received the appreciation of the audience.

The 2022 Hainan Intangible Heritage Shopping Festival is scheduled to be held 
in Haikou on June 11. Visitors can not only enjoy shopping for exquisite 
handicrafts at the intangible cultural heritage fair but also attend festival 
activities online through Hainan Intangible Cultural Heritage's TikTok and 
Little Red Book accounts and on the following website: 
https://www.hainanfp.com/.

As a world-renowned coastal tourist city, Sanya integrates fashion into 
intangible heritage at its venue. About 100 craftsmen demonstrate Li Brocade 
skills and performers present fashion shows featuring Li Brocade costumes on 
site. Themed performances of intangible heritage are also staged one after 
another, immersing the audience in the charm of the artistic integration 
between intangible heritage and modern life.

Danzhou highlights the distinctive features of local intangible heritage with 
themed celebrations where cities and counties from western Hainan bring their 
intangible heritage performances to the stage. Residents and tourists alike 
celebrate at the music carnival together with Danzhou Folk Songs, Danzhou 
Military Songs, Danzhou Miao Nationality Folk Songs, and Danzhou Cantonese Folk 
Songs.

Hainan now has 32 representative projects of national intangible heritage, 82 
representative projects of provincial intangible heritage, and over 300 
representative projects of city-level and county-level intangible heritage.

During 2022 Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, Hainan will host more than 160 
online and offline publicity events to raise awareness of the need to protect 
intangible cultural heritage.

Source: Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan 
Province

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