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Dragon Boat Festival celebrated in Hainan with various events


Colorful activities were held in Hainan province to mark the Dragon Boat Festival which fell on June 18 this year.

Hainan's five intangible cultural heritages chosen for state-level revitalization


Five intangible cultural heritages of Hainan have been selected into the first national traditional handicraft revitalization catalogue, according to the Hainan Provincial Preservation Center of ICH on May 24.

Concerts planned to mark Hainan anniversary


The China National Traditional Orchestra will stage two concerts in Haikou, the capital of Hainan province, on May 30 and 31 and one more at Beijing's National Center for the Performing Arts on June 15 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hainan being made a province.

Experts on traditional village conservation gather in Hainan


Over 150 famous experts, scholars and authorities from around the country discussed current situations, dilemmas and solutions for Chinese traditional village conservation at the 2018 Chinese Traditional Village Conservation (Hainan) Summit Forum held in Danzhou on May 3.

Hainan bamboo pole dance performance breaks Guinness World Record


The large-scale bamboo pole dance performed at the Haikou Wuyuanhe Stadium in Haikou on April 28 set a Guinness World Record as a special celebration of Hainan's 30th birthday.

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.

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