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    Jingzhou Holds Diversified Performances to Mark China’s Culture Heritage Day

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    Chinese Cultural Heritage Day 2016 Marked in Changsha

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    Culture Week Themed on Duanwu Customs Along the Miluo River Kicks off

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    11th Chinese Cultural Heritage Day Marked in Xiangxi

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    Taoyuan Embroidery Collector Holds an Exhibition at Home

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    Intangible Cultural Heritage Fair Kicks off

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Major Events

Traditional Handicrafts Integrated into Modern Life

From May 25 to June 16, excellent design works on intangible cultural heritage are being collected from colleges and universities, cultural creative enterprises and promising young designers across China. A batch of outstanding design works are expected to be selected via offline and online promotion activities.

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Hunan Cultural Heritage

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    Lusheng Festival of Miao and Dong Minorities

    Lusheng Festival of Miao and Dong minority ethnic groups, is popular in the southwest of Hunan Province, and is the largest one annually held on the 15th of the seventh lunar month.

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    Nvshu (Women's Script) Custom

    Jiangyong Nvshu (women's script), the only writing system in the world, is specially used by women. Its development, inheritance and cultural messages are carried by its characters to constitute the Nvshu custom.

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    Baling Opera

    Originally named Baxiang Opera, Baling Opera was also known as Yuezhou troupe among the folks and gained its official name in the year 1953. It is prevalent mainly in Yueyang, Changsha and neighboring Hubei and Jiangxi provinces.

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    Huayao Cross-stitch Work

    Cross-stitch work is a pure manual art of embroidery with strong decorating function. The time it takes to finish one piece of work ranges from three or five days to a month.

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    Changde Silk String Art

    Changde silk string art is a branch of Hunan silk string art. Since it is the most developed and popular silk string art in Hunan, Changde silk string art has become an independent art form.

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    Tujia Brocade

    Brocade of Tujia Minority is a class of richly decorative hand-woven fabrics, often made on a wooden draw loom in colored silk or cotton weft (woolen yarn is also available nowadays) that holds the cotton warp together.

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    Hunan Kunqu Opera

    Kunqu is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. It evolved from the Kunshan melody, and dominated Chinese theatres from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

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    Qi Opera

    It is popular in Hunan's Hengyang, Shaoyang, Lingling, Chenzhou, Huaihua, as well as in other provinces such as northern Guangxi and Guangdong, southern Jiangxi and western Fujian. It utilizes three Zansheng tunes.

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    Flower-drum Opera: Liu Hai Cuts Firewood

    Liu Hai Cuts Wood, a flower drum opera known by every household in Hunan, is also familiar to audiences nationwide. Still, few people know about the authentic version of the legend and its origin, Changde.

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    Baishou Dance

    The Tujia nationality baishou dance in Xiangxi, Hunan province best reflects the ethnic flavor and ancient customs of the Tujia nationality. It is popular in Longshan county, Baojing county and Yongshun county, Xiangxi Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan province.

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    Jiashan Shadow Puppetry

    The shadow puppetry, dating back to the Tang and Song Dynasties (A.D.618- A.D.1279), runs a long course. As one of the Court dramas, it has developed from the north to the south of China.

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    Hunan Embroidery

    Hunan embroidery, one of the Four Great Embroideries in China (the four schools are embroidery respectively of Suzhou,Sichuan, Guangdong and Hunan), is world famous for its exquisite technics,unique features and long history.

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