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Temple Fair and Lantern Festival Opens

2015-March-6       Source: GZ.gov.cn

The seven-day fifth Guangfu Temple Fair will open on March 5. As a highlight of Guangzhou's campaign of encouraging tourists to "spend the Year of the Ram in the City of Rams", this year's Temple Fair will add metro train and Pearl River cruise programs, and the "custodians" of Taiwan's town god and the "guards" of Nanyue King will join the folk custom parade.

The seven-day fifth Guangfu Temple Fair will open on March 5. As a highlight of Guangzhou's campaign of encouraging tourists to "spend the Year of the Ram in the City of Rams", this year's Temple Fair will add metro train and Pearl River cruise programs, and the "custodians" of Taiwan's town god and the "guards" of Nanyue King will join the folk custom parade.

The parade of Chenghuang, the protector god of Guangzhou, being the most anticipated show of this year's temple fair, will kick off at 10 a.m. on March 7. It will run counterclockwise, stage a show on the street in front of the Chenghuang Temple, and continue westward along Zhongshan Road IV before returning to its starting point via Beijing Road, Wenming Road, and Wende Road.

This year's parade will be the largest in the recent years. The intangible cultural heritage exhibition area will also be expanded, featuring 46 items.

 

More information: Canton Temple Fair to hold in GZ on March 5th

Yangcheng Evening News reported that, special night tours on the Pearl River would be available from 5th March to 11th March. You can enjoy special snacks, typical introductions, traditional dances and Cantonese operas on the ship of Nanhaishen. Meanwhile, the folk culture tour, which is a classic activity, is arranged in the morning of 7th March. During the tour, some typical people from Chinese myths and folk stories will appear, such as Li Jing, called “Heavenly King with a pagoda model in his right hand”, and his youngest son Ne Zha.

 

Editor: 王凯

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