Huzhou marks farmers' harvest festival

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: Sep 26, 2022

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Huzhou in East China's Zhejiang province launches a series of activities to celebrate the fifth Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival on Sept 23. [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu]

Huzhou in East China's Zhejiang province kicked off a series of activities to celebrate the fifth Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival, which falls on Sept 23.

Among them was an exhibition featuring local characteristic agricultural products including mutton, grapes, walnuts and tangerines in Lucun village, Huzhou's Wuxing district.

A single vine, which produces 1,140 clusters of commercially valuable grapes set a new record in Zhejiang and was honored as the 'King of Grapes" on the sidelines of the exhibition.

In addition, a short video contest was launched to capture bumper harvest scenes across the city.

In 2018, China designated the annual autumn equinox as the Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival to further strengthen the role of agriculture and rural areas and increase a sense of gain and happiness among farmers.

Official statistics show that the per capita income of Huzhou's rural residents grew from 17,188 yuan ($2,644) in 2012 to 41,303 yuan in 2021. Last year, the urban-rural resident income ratio narrowed to 1.65 in Huzhou.