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Hainan’s Changjiang welcomes ancient Sanyuesan Chinese traditional festival

— The Changjiang Li Autonomous County in Hainan Province took a step back into ancient history when it recently celebrated the annual ‘Sanyuesan’, a cultural custom handed down for thousands of years by the Li and Miao people.

Based on a statement, the people observe the traditional festival to mourn their ancestors, celebrate new birth, praise life, eulogise heroes and pursue love among young men and women.

The County, located in the northwest of Hainan Free Trade Port, has held a series of activities to attract tourists across China to experience the customs of the Li and Miao ethnic groups in Hainan.

According to the Changjiang Media Convergence Centre, on April 15 to 16, the County also held the Li and Miao original ecological folk song antiphon, Li brocade and Miao embroidery skill competition, ethnic bonfire night, Wangxia Township – Li Hua Li tourism experience, and pottery experience, among others.

Changjiang is famous for its beautiful natural scenery and unique culture of ethnic minorities in Hainan.

In Changjiang, one not only can enjoy Changjiang Qiong Opera, Li folk songs and the unique local culture — village songs, but also visit the 205 scenic spots.

Changjiang Rainbowstone Bay and Bawangling Natural Reserve are among the listed key scenic spots in Hainan.

There are also Qiantie Cave, a human site of 20,000 years ago, the Boat House Tribe in Hongshui Village of Wangxia Township, Emperor Cave, Temple of King Junling and the Ancient City of Changhua.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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