The Temple Fair of Changsha Fiery Palace
On Jan 21, the 2017 temple fair of Changsha Fiery Palace kicked off at the Fiery Palace of Pozi Street. [Photo by Xu Xing and Zhou Mi]
On Jan 21, the Fiery Palace on Pozi Street was crowded. With the lively dragon or lion dancing performances and the God of Fortune sending good fortune, the 2017 temple fair of Changsha Fiery Palace kicked off. Listening to traditional operas, enjoying folk customs and tasting delicious food, the citizens could feel the Spring Festival atmosphere of “old Changsha” in the traditional temple fair.
Wonderful performances were put on the stage of the palace, like traditional opera, magic and allegro, which have won warm applause from the audience. Under the stage, the God of Wealth sent red packets, the opera figures COSPLAY of Peking Opera or Flower-Drum Opera actively interacted with the audience. Meanwhile, some other activities like food exhibition were also going on. The instant online celebrities guided the present or online friends to enjoy Changsha snacks by live broadcasting, like sugar fried rice cakes and fermented bean curd. A 10-meter colorful cock at Pozi Street attracted many visitors to take photos. A trade fair of cultural creativity products was carried out at the ancient stage of Yichun operatic circle of Taiping Street and citizens coming there to buy the creativity products were in an endless stream. Many citizens or visitors even went to the live broadcasting room to send blessings for the Spring Festival to their friends or relatives.
Reportedly, the temple fair of Fiery Palace has been successfully held for four years. Hosted by the Publicity Department of Changsha Municipal Party Committee and Tianxin District Party Committee and Government, organized by the Publicity Department of Tianxin District Party Committee and Civilization Office, this year’s temple fair regarded “Spring Festival in Changsha, Wonderful Tianxin District” as a subject, which aimed at deeply exploring the folk customs and vigorously carrying forward the traditional culture. Temple fairs of different subjects will be held in succession from the lunar year to the Lantern Festival. For example, folk activities with Changsha characteristics will be carried out one by one at the main fair of Fiery Palace from Jan 1 of lunar year; On Jan 10 of lunar year, excellent craftsman exhibition will show unique charm of Hunan traditional operas or handicrafts to citizens; On the Lantern Festival, thousands of people cruise will push the temple fair to the climax.
Besides, to vigorously advocate “family culture” and “kindness culture”, beautiful photos prize activities of “visiting the temple fair and sending blessings” were also carried out, which took “happy families” as a subject. Visitors could put the group photos of their friends or relatives on the official account of “Micro Tianxin” and invited friends to "click the 'like' button" for them, then they will have the opportunity to win the iphone7 mobile awards.
By Gao Renyun
Source: Hunan Daily