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Traditional folk customs in Qionghai: Carp Lantern Dance

Traditional folk customs in Qionghai: Carp Lantern Dance

2021-01-21

Lanterns are a symbol of prosperity in Chinese culture and an essential ornament in the country especially during traditional festivals. The city of Qionghai, in the eastern part of south China's Hainan Province, is known for a type of folk dance that involves lanterns.

Yazhou Folk Songs

Yazhou Folk Songs

2021-01-18

Originating from the work and life of Hainan people, Yazhou Folk Songs feature rich content, lively and interesting lyrics, and melodious tunes, covering a wide range of topics like local social conditions, economic life, literature, and arts.

Li Brocade

2020-11-20

The Li people mainly live off the southern coast of China, in Hainan. The Li Brocade is a traditional textile included on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage and it could be on the verge of gaining popular recognition.

Artists perform man-and-puppet show in Lin'gao county, Hainan

Artists perform man-and-puppet show in Lin'gao county, Hainan

2020-05-27

The man-and-puppet show, a local art originating in Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage. Accompanied by traditional instruments, puppeteers and lifelike puppets perform on stage together.

Ethnic discovery in Hainan

Ethnic discovery in Hainan

2020-02-27

One of the most fascinating aspects of Hainan Island are its ethnic minority groups, the original inhabitants who have lived here, relatively undisturbed, for thousands of years. Their culture, customs, and way of life remain largely intact, especially if you venture into the mountainous heartland of the island.

Traditional Li textiles showcased in UNESCO

Traditional Li textiles showcased in UNESCO

2019-09-09

An exhibition showcasing traditional Li textiles of Hainan province opened at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Sept 6.

Hainan’s nine national intangible cultural heritages

2019-01-30

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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