Dancing lions and models walked the catwalk, all the while accompanied by the melodious strains of the Chinese Zither, saw Cantonese cultural heritage collide headlong with contemporary fashion. The Dongguan Original Costume Design Project - an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ Conference was staged at the Guangzhou Liuhua Exhibition & Trade Center on August 23 during the Guangdong Fashion Week Autumn session 2017.
The Qiqiao or Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, falls on August 28 this year. This day refers to the seventh day of the seven month in the lunar calendar every year. It is also called “the birthday of seven sisters”, “the birthday of seven fairies” or “the worship of seven fairies” in Guangzhou.
In a 530-square meter exhibition room, you can view several hundreds of intangible cultural heritages from Cantonese, Hakka and Chaoshan subgroups of the Han nationality as well as several minorities in Guangdong.
In the first and second months of lunar calendar, Nian Li is being celebrated around the city of Maoming. For Master Liu Weijin who is specialized in making paper boat for Nian Li celebration, he is extremely busy during this period.