Pancun Lantern Show

Originated in the Ming Dynasty, Pancun Lantern Show has a history of more than 500 years. The show is organized every three years and held as a large celebration every sixty years. There are relatively fixed procedures and ceremonies, including making and sending lanterns, starting the lantern show, holding the lantern parade and removing the lanterns. When the lantern parade starts and travels around all 42 small villages of Pancun, Luo umbrella and colorful flags open the way, dragons and lions cheer for the show, and firecrackersare lighted. Each lantern show attracts people from Taishan, Xinhui District,Heshan and foreign and domestic photographers, which is very lively and kicking. The Show is a unique national folk custom and becomes an art brand. It is a precious intangible cultural heritage of China that integrates the meanings of“traditional handicrafts”,“folk customs”and“folkways”.

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