According to the press conference held in Resort Intime Sanya on December 27, the Sanya government will host the 1st "LuHo Sanya" New Year Carnival from Jan.1st to the end of March, 2013.

The word “LuHo" is a transliteration of "ni hao" in Hainanese, as the first Hainanese word that tourists can speak, "LuHo Sanya" sounds like tourists are excitedly yelling "Hello! Sanya, I’m coming", which vividly expresses holiday joy. Moreover, it extends a warm welcome from the Hainan people to international and domestic tourists.

As the most important section of winter tourism promotion, the carnival will bring more happiness to local residents and tourists through a series of leisure activities including cultural and artistic performances, tours to rural areas with cultural activity, sport contests, celebrations and exhibitions, such as an Irish dancing performance, a Russian circus performance, "the Story of the Li Minority" performed by Hainan Art Troupe, Sanya Art Season, Sanya International Orchid Show, Sanya International Food Festival and UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship.

In order to allow everyone to enjoy the fun, most of the activities are free to take part in and many of the performances are low-priced or free, benefiting residents.

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