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May Day Holiday Cultural Events

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The Hunan Culture and Tourism Department announced May Day Holiday arrangements, including cultural and tourist events. Nearly 600 cultural tourism activities will be held by Hunan’s culture and tourism authorities, scenic areas, and resorts. 
During the four-day holiday, 38 performances will be staged, including Xiang opera, flower-drum opera, Peking opera, puppet shows, music performances, concerts, drama, Hanchu opera, songs and dances, and sketches. Thirty-two performances, 84% of the total, will be either free or at reduced cost to the public. Six will be commercial performances, with preferential tickets offered for one performance. 
The performances include: world-class Broadway acappella musical comedy, and a 2019 public concert, at the Changsha Concert Hall; and, the comic drama “Feiji Bei Bu Bei (菲机背不背), and Zhou Hui’s concert, at the Meixi Lake International Culture and Art Center 
During the holiday, 139 public libraries, 159 museums and memorial halls, and 143 public art and cultural centers will open free to the public as usual. The Hunan Library, the Hunan Library of Juveniles and Children, the Hunan Cultural Center, and the Hunan Museum will hold cultural activities. 
Intangible cultural heritage activities in various forms will be organized around the province. Changsha Tanci (storytelling), and shadow puppet shows will be staged at Macrolink Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town in Wangcheng District. The Changsha Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall will launch various crowd participation activities, such as riddle guessing, paper cutting, fruit pit carving, grass linen weaving, and Jiang family traditional “bonesetting” which is a form of traditional Chinese medicine similar to chiropractic medicine. Jinzhou Avenue Intangible Cultural Heritage Corridor in Ningxiang will organize intangible cultural heritage shows. The Emperor Yan Mausoleum in Zhuzhou will have Emperor Yan worship tunes, and themed dramas. Xiangxiang City will organize a Yutang stilts show at the Mingming Middle School. Loudi, and Lianyuan will stage folk opera shows and intangible cultural heritage exhibitions.  
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. 
Translator: Pang Yuehui
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