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Colorful customs go on show for Lantern Festival


The Qiongshan district will be the liveliest area in Haikou on Lantern Festival because locals will celebrate the Fucheng Flower-Exchanging Festival on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month.

Hainan’s nine national intangible cultural heritages


Yazhou folk song, mainly passed down by singing of handwritten lyrics, is one of the ancient styles of Hainan folk song, and attracts a wide audience in Sanya, Huangliu Village of Ledong County and territory affiliated to ancient Yazhou.

Li brocade weaves its way to global fame


UNESCO listed the brocade in its first endangered cultural heritage group in 2009. At the time there were only five masters of the brocade in China.



Taking place in late November, the Hainan Carnival is all about joyfulness.

Hainan opera


Hainan opera has been a part of Hainan Island culture since three hundred years ago. From the 1740s to the 1790s the number of theatre halls in Haikou where operas were performed for the locals started to slowly grow.