Xi'an puts on show to welcome Duanwu Festival
en.xa.gov.cn     Updated: 2020-06-23

A Duanwu-themed demonstration was held on June 20 at Tang West Market in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, to welcome the upcoming festival.

Also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, Duanwu falls on the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar, which this year is June 25.

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Ladies wear Hanfu, or traditional Chinese costumes, during the Duanwu-themed demonstration activity held at Tang West Market in Xi'an on June 20. [Photo/xiancn.com]

Held in accordance with the requirements of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, the event highlighted civilized themes, aiming to guide citizens and tourists to spend their holiday in a traditional and civilized way.

The event included classic recitations, cultural performances, entertainment and fitness, and lectures on folk knowledge, showcasing a new format for the traditional festival.

"The activity was chosen to be held at Tang West Market, giving people a wonderful sense of travelling back in time," said Xia Liping, a Xi'an citizen.

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Tourists dressed in Hanfu experience traditional Chinese folk culture at Tang West Market in Xi'an. [Photo/xiancn.com]

Tang West Market is an international business travel and cultural industry project with the theme of the culture of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), and of the Silk Road.

It was rebuilt on the original site of Chang’an in ancient China, which reflects the business culture and market culture of the dynasty. It is also a window for cultural exchanges and trade between East and West.