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2019 Hunan Spring Rural Tourism Festival

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The 2019 Hunan Spring Rural Cultural Tourism Festival press conference was held in Changsha on March 20. It announced that the festival would take place between April 11 and 21 in Leiyang City, Hengyang.
Leiyang is the hometown of Cai Lun, who first invented a sheet of paper using mulberry and other bast fibres along with fishnets, old rags, and hemp waste. 
This festival will feature folk culture and highlight antique and natural scenery. It will include an opening ceremony and eight supporting events. The opening ceremony will be held at the Cailun Bamboo Sea Tourist Center. Its sub-venues are located in Cailun Bamboo Sea Ancient Papermaking Workshop and Xiaoshui Town’s Xiaoyu Village. Live performances and interactions will be staged to showcase traditional papermaking culture, traditional Chinese village culture and the unique folk culture in southern Hunan.
Of the eight supporting activities, highlights from Xiang opera will be performed by the Hunan Xiang Opera Troupe and the Hengyang Xiang Opera Troupe at the “Xiang Opera Park” in Xiaoyu Village, showing the unique charm of Hunan Opera. Traditional marriage customs in southern Hunan will be presented through a wedding ceremony and related performances. Southern Hunan Folk Culture Performances have four parts, including song and dance, opera, chorus, skits, and martial arts.
Zhou Yumei, vice mayor of Hengyang Municipal People's Government, said that a series of folk cultural activities will be held, including the selection of “Top Ten Famous Chefs”, “Top Ten Popular Cuisines”, and “Top Ten Distinctive Agricultural Products”. Best services will be provided in the areas of catering, lodging, transport, sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment, ensuring that tourists from all over the world have a happy and satisfied trip.
The festival will be hosted by the Hunan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, the Hengyang Municipal People's Government, and the Leiyang Municipal People's Government. 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government.
Translator: Xiao Juan
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