An 88-meter-long bench dragon – an intangible cultural heritage item – leads a wonderful parade in Huizhou district. [Photo/xuexi.cn]
The Huizhou district of Huangshan city, Anhui province on Jan 30 staged its annual temple fair – which falls on the ninth day of the first month of the lunar calendar – in the millennium-old town of Yansi.
The ninth day of the first month of the lunar calendar marks the martyrdom day of Zhang Xun and Xu Yuan – two loyal officials who died in defense of ancient Suiyang city in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
An 88-meter-long dragon is paraded Huangshan city. [Photo/xuexi.cn]
The annual temple fair is rich in local characteristics and features a dragon dance and wonderful folklore performances.
Folklore performances are staged in Huizhou district on Jan 30. [Photo/xuexi.cn]
In addition, this year's temple fair set up an exhibition area to demonstrate the art of making local intangible cultural heritage items, including bamboo carvings and Huizhou stinky mandarin fish.