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Chinese acrobatics has a history of more than 3,000 years, and Luoyang is an important birthplace of Baixi (a hundred plays), namely traditional Chinese acrobatics. Baixi dates back to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) and flourished in the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) dynasties, and flourishes now in Luoyang.
The 3rd Chinese Acrobatics Art Festival is hosted by the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, China Acrobats Association, Publicity Department of CPC Henan Provincial Committee and Luoyang municipal government.
The first two festivals were held in 2001 and 2011 in Beijing.