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How to usher in the Year of the Tiger in Guangdong

2022-Jan-29       Source: newsgd.com

With the 2022 Chinese Lunar New Year approaching, what are you going to do to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Tiger? The following are some exhibitions and interesting activities themed "tiger" that we recommend for you in Guangdong. Don't miss out!

With the 2022 Chinese Lunar New Year approaching, what are you going to do to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Tiger? The following are some exhibitions and interesting activities themed "tiger" that we recommend for you in Guangdong. Don't miss out!

"Tiger Pillow in the Year of the Tiger" mini-exhibition (“虎年话虎枕”微展览)

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In ancient times, people believed that a tiger-shaped pillow could ward off evil and suppress panic. Tiger images and tiger culture have deeply penetrated into the spiritual life of the Chinese nation and become an indispensable part of Chinese civilization.

In order to welcome the Year of the Tiger, the Nanyue King Museum specially selected 19 pillow collections (sets) to demonstrate tiger culture and the art of the tiger pillow, including 3 first-class cultural relics, 3 second-class cultural relics, and 3 third-class cultural relics. In addition, the tri-colored tiger-shaped poetry-carved pillow that is on display firstly, a cloth pillow and other exquisite cultural relics are also on display.

Venue: The King's Tomb exhibition area of Nanyue King Museum (南越王博物院王墓展区)

Ticket price: 10 RMB per person, half price for students and people aged over 60

Opening hours: 9:00-17:30, until March 27, 2022, closed on Mondays, and ticket office closed at 17:00

Add.: No.867, Jiefang North Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区解放北路867号)

Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 2, get off at Yuexiu Park Station (越秀公园站) and use Exit E

"Tufting" blanket-making activities (新年纳“虎”手工毛毯制作活动)

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During this Spring Festival, Guangzhou Luxun Museum in Guangzhou will hold a blanket weaving activity, which combines traditional textile techniques with modern life. How about coming here to make a "Lucky Tiger handmade blanket" yourself?

VenueGuangzhou Luxun Museum (广州鲁迅纪念馆)

Time:12:30, February 5, 2022

Add.:No.215, Wenming Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区文明路215号)

How to participate: Online reservation, first available

Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 1, get off at Peasant Movement Institute Station and use Exit A; take Metro Line 6, get off at Tuanyida Square and use Exit A.

New Year pop-up shop (新年主题快闪店)

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This pop-up shop is jointly held by Fangsuo commune, Guangdong Museum, and Zhiliao cultural creative products. The visual design is inspired by the Xiguan Mansion (西关大屋), a representative of Lingnan architecture, which will provide an immersive experience for you.

The original animated image of a tiger named "福虎" is the mascot of the shop. With window paper cutting, retro objects and other festive elements, as well as the unique structure of Xiguan Mansion, the shop is full of Lingnan characteristics. Special New Year gift sets, Cantonese red envelope sets, couplets and satchels are all available here.

Venue:Fangsuo commune (方所Fangsuo)

Time:10:00—22:00, until February 16, 2022 (closed at 18:00 on January 31)

Add.:MU35, B1, TaiKoo Hui, No. 383, Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区天河路383号太古汇负一层MU35号)

Nearest metro stations: Take Metro Line 1, get off at Tianhe Sports Center Station and use Exit B; take Metro Line 3, get off at Shipaiqiao and use Exit D.

Foshan Shiwan Ceramic sculpture Zodiac Cultural exhibition in Year of the Tiger(福虎添翼——佛山石湾陶塑虎年生肖文化展)

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Jointly held by Guangdong Museum and Guangdong Shiwan Ceramics Museum, this exhibition displays a total of 70 pieces (sets) of real objects in chronological order from primitive society to modern society. With Foshan Shiwan ceramic sculptures, paper cuttings, pictures and text, it explains the rich connotation of tiger culture and the Chinese zodiac, as well as various folk customs related to the tiger.

Venue:Leizhou Museum (雷州市博物馆)

Time:8:30—17:30, until March 21, 2022

Add.:No. 26 Xihu Avenue, Leizhou City, Zhanjiang (湛江市雷州市西湖大道26号 )

Author: Holly

Editor: Monica, Jerry

Editor: 黄馨影

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