Young people sing and dance in the wild fields in Hainan’s Danzhou on
Mid-autumn Folk Songs Festival.
Mid-autumn Folk Songs Festival was developed from popular singing activities in Hainan’s Danzhou. On August 15th of the Lunar Calendar, people meet at local fairs to exchange moon cakes and best wishes. When the bright moon rises in the sky, young people sing and dance in the wild fields.

Diaosheng, literally meaning "rhyme sounds", is the highlight of the festival. It was originated in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and prevailed in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Today, Diaosheng singers give the century-old cultural heritage a modern twist in terms of the lines, notes, rhythm and style. Young men and women usually stand face to face in two rows and lovers would dance hand in hand. The atmosphere is lively and entertaining.




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