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Xiangshan “July and a Half” added new projects such as printing and sweeping streets 2013-09-03

 

Last night, the seaside of Xiangshan Jue Creek gathered crowds of dense layers. The villagers put a shui lantern into the sea, the breeze blew, and the water lantern swayed away on the sea. This is an important part of Xiangshan’s “July and a Half” festival – the water lantern. In such a special way, the villagers are regaining the traditional folk festivals on the verge of loss--"July and a half" folk customs. When I mentioned Xiangshan “July and a half”, most people’s impressions still stayed on the parade. However, this year, under the efforts of the Juexi Senior Citizens Association, it has “recovered” new projects such as printing and sweeping streets. According to Qi Binhui, head of the Industrial Section of the Xiangshan Culture, Radio, Film and Television Press and Publication Bureau, the Juxi Old Age Association began to explore this ancient and endangered folk culture and customs from the first half of this year. "After more than four months of hard work, several customary content that has been gradually forgotten has been selectively restored." "Printing, sweeping the streets, etc. are all newly discovered projects this year." However, Yan Binhui also has regrets. "Because of the conditions, the traditional 'sanding boat' project has not been restored, and I hope to restore it in the future."