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Jilin province to launch array of intangible cultural heritage events

Updated: June 15, 2023
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Handicrafts are on display in Changchun city, Jilin province. [Photo/WeChat account of Youyou Jilin]

The rich heritage of intangible cultural assets in Northeast China's Jilin province will take center stage during a series of events and exhibitions that aim to showcase the province's diverse array of cultural and artistic traditions.

Jilin is home to a wide range of intangible cultural assets, including traditional crafts, folk music, and folk dance. These will be celebrated through art exhibitions, performances, and interactive experiences so visitors can connect with local cultural heritage.

The events kicked off on June 10, which marked China's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day and the beginning of a nationwide celebration of intangible cultural heritage.

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Painted gourds are on display in Changchun, Jilin province. [Photo/WeChat account of Youyou Jilin]

Visitors can expect to see a range of traditional crafts on display, including Manchu paper-cutting, gourd painting, and clay sculptures. They will also have the opportunity to see traditional folk music and dancing, with local artists showcasing their skills and talents.

In addition to all this, visitors can enjoy interactive experiences, such as craft workshops and cultural tours. These are designed to offer a hands-on way to learn about Jilin's rich cultural heritage and to deepen people's understanding and appreciation of traditional Chinese arts and crafts.

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Food fairs are held in Changchun, Jilin and Siping cities on June 9-11. [Photo/WeChat account of Youyou Jilin]