2014 Hainan Qixian Hotspring Water Festival to kick off in Baoting
The 2014 Hainan Qixian Hotspring Water Festival is to be held from August 2nd to 3rd in the Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County in Hainan.
With a theme of “Fascinating Mt. Qixian, Green Baoting”, the festival will feature Li & Miao dance and folk songs, a traditional techniques competition, Li & Miao cuisine, intangible heritage exhibition and the water carnival to showcase the unique culture of the Li and Miao ethnic minority groups.
This year, a cross-strait cultural performance will be available throughout the festival, aiming to promote cultural exchanges between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan province.
The Hainan Qixian Hotspring Water Festival is the most important festival for Li and Miao people. It has become an important stage for promoting the culture of the Li and Miao ethnic minority groups. On that day, people traditionally put on their best clothes and splash water on each other to extend their best wishes.
SOURCE: WOS Team