September - Large Scale Folh Art Celebrations & Festivals in China

China Tourism Art Festival and Guangdong Happy Festival
  • Time: September to October
  • Venue: Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.
  • What's On: Many Chinese and foreign theatrical troupes are invited to perform at the festival while people, artists and local citizens share a happy time together. During the festival, people may do
  • shopping and taste local snacks, and participate in tourism display and business exchange activities.

    Nanjing Rain Flower Stone Art Festival and Autumn Tourism Month
  • Time: September every year
  • Venue: Rain Flower Terrace Scenic Area.
  • Sponsor: Nanjing Municipal People's Government, Jiangsu Province.
  • Organizers: Nanjing Tourism Bureau, and Nanjing Rain Flower Terrace Administrative Bureau of the Cemetery of Martyrs.
  • What's On: During the art festival, a series of tourism activities will be organized with rain flower stones as main carriers, such as climbing the city walls in the Mid-Autumn Festival, appreciating the bright moon in the Mid-Autumn Festival on the old city walls, and the autumn economic and trade business soliciting fairs and other commercial activities organized by the Nanjing Municipal People's Government.
  • "The Moon over West Lake Is More Bright" - a Large Moon-Appreciation Evening Party in the Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Time: The 15th day to the 18th day of the eighth lunar month (September 21 to 24)
  • Venue: West Lake of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province (Three Pools Reflecting the Moon,
  • Autumn Moon on the Calm Lake and City God Pavilion) .
  • Sponsor: The leading group of the Tourism Festivals and Celebrations, Hangzhou
  • What's On: Three Pools Reflecting the Moon, and Autumn Moon on the Calm Lake are the famous spots in China for appreciating the bright moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Every year, Hangzhou holds the moon-appreciating activity titled "The Moon over West Lake Is More Bright,." which attracts a large number of overseas tourists. Cruising on West Lake at night, appreciating the bright moon at the Mid-Autumn Festival, eating delicious food with local flavour and enjoying the performance of acrobatics and folk musical instruments will make tourists enjoy so much as to forget to go home.
  • China Xingtai International Dong Taijiquan Friendship Gathering
  • Time: September 18 to 25
  • Venue: Xingtai City, Hebei Province.
  • Sponsors: Hebei Provincial Tourism Administration and Xingtai City People's Government.
  • Organizer: Xingtai Tourism Bureau.
  • What's On: Masters of Taijiquan (Chinese Boxing) will give performances and exchange opinions with each other, in addition to the exhibition of folk arts and the performance of Taipingdao music. Taijiquan is a part of the traditional Chinese culture, broad and profound. Dong Jiying, chairman of the International Dong Taijiquan Association and the third generation of the Chinese Dong Taijiquan, once won champion at the US Martial Arts Competition. Since 1998 Xingtai has done lots of work to discover the ancient root of Dong Taijiquan, and holds the China Xingtai International Dong Taijiquan Friendship Gathering once a year. During the occasion, many Taijiquan practitioners from more than 10 countries and regions, such as Western Europe, North America and Southeast Asia, will get together to exchange opinions on martial arts, seek for their roots and do sightseeing.
  • China Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival
  • Time: September 26 to October 10
  • Venue: In the Confucius Temple in Qufu, Shandong Province.
  • What's On: This festival is one of the largest celebrations for commemorating Confucius, a great ideologist, educator and the founder of the Confucian school. Qufu City holds commemorative activities from September 26 to October 10 at the Confucius Temple every year, totaling 15 days. The main activities include the inauguration ceremony, at which large-scale ancient music and dances to commemorate Confucius will be performed; large activities to offer sacrifices to Confucius by the people from all walks of life; large theatrical performances with the characteristics of the homeland
  • of Confucius and Mencius; and economic and trade talks. The Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival has attracted attention of the international market, and has been warmly welcomed by domestic and foreign tourists.

    The Second Korean Folk Customs Festival in Yanbian

  • Time: September 2 to 5
  • Venue: Yanji Folk Customs Garden, Jilin Province.
  • Sponsors: Jilin Provincial Tourism Administration and Yanbian Prefectural People's Government.
  • What's on: The opening ceremony of the folk customs festival, folk customs tourist photography and painting exhibition, folk customs tourist souvenir sales
  • exhibition, folk customs song and dance get together, the 15th Prefecture Sports Meet (competitions such as wrestling, seesawing and swinging), Korean delicacies, the First Tumen River International Art Festival of Yanbian Prefecture, and the Third Tumen River Trade and Tourism Talks. You will fully enjoy the varied and colorful Korean folk customs.

    Tidal bore-watching Festival by the Qiantang River
  • Time: From the 17th day to the 19th day of the eighth lunar month (September 23 to 25)
  • Venue: Qiantang River, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province.
  • What's On: Qiantang River tidal bore is a wonder in the world. It is a tradition for the Chinese people from
  • all over the country to watch roaring and rushing tides by the Qiantang River, a magnificent spectacle that has driven awe into many a heart in this world indeed. The periods from the first day to the fifth day, and from the 15th day to the 20th day of the first lunar month are a good time for people to appreciate tidal bore from the Qiantang River. The 18th day of the eight lunar month is the best day to observe tides. On the day several tens of thousands of people gather by the Qiantang River to watch powerful tidal bore. Xiaoshan Mountain in Hangzhou and Yanguan in Haining, 45 km from Hangzhou, are ideal places for watching tidal bore in the Qiantang River.

    China Anshan Exhibition of Farmers' Paintings
  • Time: September to October
  • Venue: Jinshan District, Shanghai.
  • Sponsor: Jinshan District People's Government, Shanghai.
  • What's On: The paintings by the farmers of Jinshan District are Shanghai's artistic wealth with folk lore
  • characteristics, originating from the traditional rural arts of the outskirts of Shanghai. Most painters are rural women good at doing embroidery and weaving cloth. By absorbing the arts of papercuts, embroidery and kitchen wall paintings and on the basis of their own lives and rich imaginations, they have created a large number of beautiful paintings. The exhibition will display their selected paintings from more than 50 townships.

    2002 China Zunyi International Teenagers' Acrobatics Festival
  • Time: September 9 to 15
  • Venue: Zunyi City, Guizhou Province.
  • Sponsor: Zunyi City Government and Guizhou Tourism Administration.
  • What's On: The China Fourth Golden Lion Award "New Sprouts Cup" Acrobatics Competition will be held. Thirty-two famous domestic acrobatic troupes will participate in the competition during the festival,
  • and some foreign acrobatic troupes from Russia, Cuba, Korea, Mongolia, Turkmenistan and other countries will be invited to give performances, in addition to acrobatics, folk operas performed in the square and acrobatic performances in the countryside, and other activities.

    Shanghai Sweet-scented Osmanthus Festival
    • Time: September to October
    • Venue: Shanghai Guilin Park and Shanghai Kangjian Garden.
    • Sponsor: Shanghai Xuhui District People's Government.
    • What's On: During the festival, people will fully enjoy the beautiful Guilin Park and Kangjian Garden, which are only one block apart, and pay visits to the park and garden, as well as a village, where tourists may do shopping at the fair. This is a tourism program integrating tourism, shopping and recreational activities.

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