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Changsha Folk Spring Festival Activities

Updated: 2019-02-01

As the Spring Festival is approaching, a series of activities await you to explore: temple fair, lantern show, opera performances, and intangible cultural heritage exhibition. Don’t miss the following events:

1. Temple Fair

Fire Palace Temple Fair
Activities: art performances, folk customs experience, and delicacies tasting
Duration: January 29-Febuary 19

Featured Illuminated Streets
Venues: Taiping Street, Pozi Street, Sanwang Street, Renmin West Road, and Huangxing South Road Pedestrian Street
Duration: January 29-Febuary 19

Snacks in the Past and at Present
Duration: February 5-10
Venue: Fire Palace

Operas
Date: 10:00-11:30, February 14
Venue: Central Square, Huangxing South Road Pedestrian Street

Lantern Riddles Guessing
Date: 9:00, February 19
Venues: Huangxing Road Pedestrian Street, Taiping Ancient Street, Pozi Street, and Sanwang Street

Changsha Spring Festival Customs Themed Videos Show on Tik Tok
Duration: January 29-Febuary 19

2. Opera Performances

Youth Version of Xiang Opera Classic “A Fixed Marriage” (Part 1)
Date: February 7
Venue: Xiangjiang Theater

Youth Version of Xiang Opera Classic “A Fixed Marriage” (Part 2)
Date: February 8
Venue: Xiangjiang Theater

Puppet Carnival
Date: February 14-15
Venue: Changsha Intangible Cultural Exhibition Theater

Flower-drum Opera “Cai Kunshan Ploughs a Field”
Duration: February 18-19
Venue: Hunan Opera Performance Center

Xiang Opera ‘Looking for Mother’ (excerpt)
Date: February 18
Venue: Duzheng Street Theater

Opera Competition
Duration: February 11-20
Venues: Wangcheng Theater, Lei Feng Film, Television and Culture Center

Opera Shows
Duration: February 12-18
Venue: Duzheng Street Theater

3. Intangible Cultural Heritage Activities

Winter Holiday Social Practice Activity for Primary and Middle School Students
Date: January 24 -February 28
Venue: Hunan Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall

Intangible Cultural Heritage Hands-on Activity and Tantou Wooden New Year Painting Exhibition
Date: February 20-February 28
Venue: Hunan Cultural Center

Exhibition on Woodcarving Art Works
Date: January 29-February 16
Venue: Hunan Cultural Center

Exhibition on Traditional Handicraft Works of Ethnic Minorities
Date: January 29-February 16
Venue: Hunan Cultural Center

Exhibition on Opera Facial Masks and Dough Figurines
Date: January 24-February 24
Venue: Changsha Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall

Intangible Cultural Heritage Hands-on Activity
Date: January 24-February 3
Venue: 2/F, Changsha Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall

Intangible Cultural Heritage Hands-on Activity
Date: February 12-February 19
Venue: Tianxin Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection and Exhibition Center

Spring Festival Folk Cultural Activities
Date: February 15-February 19
Venue: Cultural Square of Liu Shaoqi Memorial Museum

Changsha Taogong Temple Fair
Date: February 17
Venue: Taogong Temple Community, Langli Street, Changsha County

4. Lantern Shows

Changsha Meixi International Lantern Show
Date: Jan. 18-Feb. 28
Venue: BBG Meixi Xintiandi Shopping Mall
Address: No. 1099, Fenglin Sanlu, Yuelu District
Ticket: free

How to get there:
Bus
1.Take buses No. 315, 205, 913, 213, 916, 219, 268, 367, or W222. Get off at station BBG Meixi Xintiandi Shopping Mall West (Dongfanghong Road Intersection).
2.Take buses No. 902, 386, 366, 359, or W158. Get off at station BBG Meixi Xintiandi Shopping Mall.
Subway
Take Changsha Subway Line 2 to West Meixi Lake Station. Then take buses No. 902, 359, W222, or W158 to station BBG Meixi Xintiandi Shopping Mall.

Changsha County Light Show
Ticket price: 30 yuan
Date: Jan. 30 to Feb. 19
Lighting time: 18:00-23:00
Venue: Jinxiu Jiangnan Ecological Farm, Meihua Community, Jiangbei Town, Changsha County

How to get there:
1.Take bus Xingtong No.18 and get off at the Baxian Road intersection. Then take a taxi.
2. Take bus X103 and get off at Langli Street (Health Center). Then take bus Xingtong 20 and get off at Jinxiu Jiangnan Ecological Farm.

Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town International Lantern Show
Weekday ticket price: 200 yuan/person
Holiday ticket price: 300 yuan/person
Address: South of Tongguan Kiln National Archaeological Site Park, Changsha (Intersection of North Xiangjiang Road and Caitaoyuan Road, Wangcheng District)

Bus routes:
W113, W127, W176, W177, w178, W223

Denglong Street Lantern Show
Duration: January 29-February 19, 2019
Venues: Denglong Street, Changsha Theater, Sujia Lane, and Baiguo Orchard

Yangsha Lake Lantern Show
Duration: January 25-February 21, 2019
Lantern viewing time: 18:00-21:00; Ticket check begins at 1 pm.
Yangsha Lake Wetland Park hours: 8:00-17:30
Venue: Yuanjiapu Town, Xiangyin County, Yueyang City

How to get there:
Take a direct bus from Changsha to Yangsha Lake International Tourist Resort. The bus departs from Changsha at 8:00 and returns to Changsha at 17:00.
Ticket price: 20 CNY/person
Bus route: Apollo Commercial Plaza in Changsha Railway Station—Shuntian Yuling (Changsha Xiufeng Mountain Park)—Yangsha Lake International Tourist Resort

5. Lantern Festival Celebrations

The First Hunan Intangible Cultural Heritage Lantern Festival in 2019
Date: February 17
Venue: Hunan Cultural Center

Lantern Festival Temple Fair
Date: February 19
Venue: Duzheng Street Theatre

Lantern Festival Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition
Date: February 11-February 15
Venue: Liuyanghe Square

Lantern Festival Activities in Kaifu District
Date: February 19
Venue: Hongya Community, Hongshan Street, Kaifu District; Kaifu District’s 11 branch libraries

Changsha County’s 15th Dragon Dance Competition and Riddle Guessing Activity
Date: February 19
Venue: Culture and Arts Center Square, Changsha County

Source: enghunan.gov.cn