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During the Tang Dynasty, Chang'an became an international metropolis because of its inclusiveness. Through the millennium history, with the help of “Spring Festival in Xi'an, Most Cultural and Traditional City in China”, Xi'an shows a unique urban quality that is in line with ancient Chang'an. Friends at home and abroad feel the style of Chinese traditional New Year culture and ceremonial state here. Xi'an will spread the concept of "one country under one sky" and "one world" by this activity.
Spring Festival in Xi'an, Most Cultural and Traditional City in China! Happy Lantern Festival!
As a national-level cultural and tourism demonstration zone, Qujiang New District will continue to fight for the “chasing beyond” tackling year, the “business environment”promotion year, and the “work style construction” strengthening year, so that tourists at home and abroad feel “Chinese New Year is in Xi'an, Xi'an’New Year is in Qujiang”, and it also allows the main force in the national cultural field to show a strong sprinting effort.
Nowadays, in the Grand Tang Mall· Xi'an China Town Fair, with the Tang Dynasty culture as the background and the Tang Dynasty elements as the main line, the prosperous Tang Dynasty has been recreated through the lighting, sculpture and imitation of Tang architecture.
The scene of the lantern dance flash show.
On the spot, in addition to the Tang suit, there are Tang's makeup, Tang's tea experience and Tang's brocade creative writing and other activities in the Grand Tang Mall· Xi'an China Town Fair, which represents the design and experience of costumes with high-quality Tang Dynasty arts, and reflects Tang's color and creation, life and etiquette, aesthetics and spirit, charm and elegance, tolerance and atmosphere, so as to deepen the profound experience of tourists on Tang culture.
Twenty Tang ladies are divided into two groups of 10. The actresses in gorgeous tang costumes carried palace lanterns through the streets and walked to the colorful screen square. They filed out of the crowd to the sound of ancient music，picking lanterns, swinging sleeves and lighting to bless, which manifests harmonious atmosphere.
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The “Tang ladies”who wear Tang suits shuttling in the crowd becomes a beautiful scenery.
There are many tourists in Qujiang Grand Tang Mall· Xi'an China Town Fair.
Red lanterns are hung high to add to the festive cheer.
在大雁塔北广场，众多游客及市民聚在“西安年 · 最中国 ”灯组前，用拍照的方式打卡西安年。
In the North Square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, many tourists and citizens gathered in front of the “Spring Festival in Xi’an, Most Cultural and Traditional City in China”light groups, and took photos to record Xi’an New Year.
The lights shine in the Qujiang Grand Tang Mall · Xi’an China Town Fair.
At the event, many children pick the beautifully crafted lanterns, adding the festive atmosphere.
In the Grand Tang Mall·Xi'an China Town Fair, a lantern craftsman demonstrates the craftsmanship of lanterns.
Let's hear how the folk expert say about the story of Lantern Festival and the lanterns.
At the stage, a group of lovely children are performing the song and dance Denggehui for the audience. The new interpretation of the song and dance Denggehui is based on the combination of the nursery rhyme handed down by the local New Year folks in Shaanxi and the children's song and dance, bringing a different visual experience to the audience.
The Lantern Festival without riddles is incomplete, so guessing riddles activity has been set up in the North Square of the Big Goose Pagoda in the Grand Tang Mall· Xi'an China Town Fair. On the unmanned van and the blessing wall, there will be groups of riddles hanging on, the tourists and citizens will participate in it. At the same time, during the event, the friend who answers the riddle correctly can get a special gift for the 2019 Xi'an Lantern Festival.
The traditional customs of Lantern Festival, such as viewing lanterns, eating yuanxiao, and guessing riddles, have been with us for thousands of years.Today, what kind of exciting activities are there in Grand Tang Mall · Xi'an China Town Fair? Now, let's go along with me to experience the traditional Chinese New Year culture, Chinese spirit, and harmonious atmosphere of Xi'an.
There is the custom of eating yuanxiao in folks.Yuanxiao is made of glutinous rice, which means reunion, symbolizing the whole family’s reunion and happiness. People also cherish their good wishes for future life by eating yuanxiao.
“I feel Chinese traditional culture and custom during the event and it needs innovation and inheritance.” Huang Ziyi said, who is a student from the Eighty-fifth Middle School of Xi'an in an interview at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda North Square.
Aunt Xue Fan, a resident of xi 'an, visited the big wild goose pagoda for the first time. She said she felt very happy and happy to see the city's development getting better and better and the people's quality improving.
“Guess lantern riddles”is also called “da dadengmi”, which is an activity added after the Lantern Festival. There are riddles on the colorful lanterns for people to guess, because the riddle can enlighten people’s wisdom and interests, it is very popular among the people in the process of circulation.
The Lantern Festival is on the first full moon night of the Lunar New Year, symbolizing the arrival of spring. People eat yuanxiao, enjoy flower lanterns, and guess riddles to congratulations.The custom of lighting lanterns in Lantern Festival began in the Han Dynasty. In the Tang Dynasty, the lantern-lighting activities flourished. In the palace or on the streets, lights were hung everywhere, and tall light wheels, light towers and lantern trees were built.
During the Spring Festival, Qujiang New District received a total of 7,685,100 visitors, an increase of 85.41% year-on-year, and achieved a tourism income of 3.162 billion yuan.
“Spring Festival in Xi’an, Most Cultural and Traditional City in China” has made Xi’an become the focus of the national Spring Festival cultural activities. During the Spring Festival, Qujiang New District relied on Grand Tang Mall·Xi’an China Town Fair to link the Xi’an City Wall, Daming Palace and other places to build a new tourism pattern of “Spring Festival in Xi’an, Most Cultural and Traditional City in China”.
From Feb.17th to 19th, “a Tang dynasty music and dance show on the Lantern Festival, join the celebrations at the Grand Tang Mall·Xi’an China Town Fair” will be held by Xi'an Qujiang New District at Grand Tang Mall·Xi’an China Town Fair on the Lantern Festival . The show includes Chinese New Year culture, Chinese spirit, and harmonious atmosphere of Xi’an. Guests from all over the world will be welcome there. On Feb.19th, ChinaNews will broadcast live for this activity. Stay tuned.