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Shehuo performance showcases folk culture in Shanxi

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-03-11 13:28 Comments

Shehuo performance showcases folk culture in Shanxi

A girl in costume performs in Shehuo, a collection of traditional folk shows, in Yangwang town, Xinjiang county, Yuncheng city, Shanxi province, March 10, 2016. [Photo/CFP]

A grand Shehuo performance was held Thursday in Yangwang town of Shanxi province to celebrate the traditional Chinese Longtaitou Festival, which falls on the second day of the second lunar month.

Shehuo is a form of folk art that derives from the Han ethnic group and refers to various acrobatic performances put on by people during festivals and sacrificial rites. On the day of the Longtaitou Festival, villagers worship in the ancient temple and celebrate with folk activities to wish for a good harvest and lucky year ahead.

Traditional flower drum and gong and drum demonstrations, as well as yangko, fan dance and land boat dancing attracted many villagers.

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