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Taibo Temple Fair

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2015-02-24

Meicun in Wuxi New District, Jiangsu province, is a cradle of Wu culture. The ninth day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar marks the traditional festival for Meicun people to pay tribute to Taibo, son of King Tai of the Zhou Dynasty (c. 11th century to 256 BC) who brought the culture of the central plains along with its etiquette and agriculture to the region, serving as the origin of Wu culture. The Taibo Temple Fair was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2014. In order to carry forward traditional culture, Meicun will host the Taibo Temple Fair from Feb 26 to March 5.

Taibo Fete Ceremony Time: 8:30am on Feb 26

Location: Taibo Temple

The activity will include a fete ceremony and an unveiling ceremony of National Intangible Cultural Heritages.

Demonstration of intangible cultural heritages and folk arts

Time: Feb 26 to 28

Location: Tourist Service Center of Meili Ancient Town

The demonstration will include traditional wine brewing techniques and craftsmanship of local intangible cultural heritages such as erhu, Wuxi clay figurines, purple clay and Wuxi embroidery.

 Public cultural activities

1. "Memory of Meicun" Photo Exhibition

     Time: Feb 19 to March 5

     Hundreds of digital photos featuring the life of local residents and the development of Meicun will be displayed on the outdoor screens in the town.

2. Public Cultural Week

Date

Activities

Location

Time

Feb 27

Troupe performances

Xinmei Square,Chengqiang SquareandXintai Square

8:30am to 10:30am

Feb 28

Film

Meicun Erhu Cultural Museum

1:30pm to 3:30pm

March 1

Film

Meicun Erhu Cultural Museum

1:30pm to 3:30pm

March 2

Traditional opera performance

Meicun Erhu Cultural Museum

1:30pm to 3:30pm

March 3

Traditional opera performance

Meicun Erhu Cultural Museum

1:30pm to 3:30pm

March 4

Art Show

Meicun Erhu Cultural Museum

2:00pm to 3:30pm

3. Painting and calligraphy exhibition

    Time: Feb 25 to March 5

    Location: Daxia Hall in Taibo Temple

4. Lantern riddle competition on Lantern Festival

    Time: Evening of March 5 (Lantern Festival)

Traditional trading fair

Time: Feb 26 to 28

Location: Xinjing Road, Wuxi New District

Taibo Temple Fair

Taibo Temple Fair

Taibo Temple Fair

The Wuxi New District (formerly known as Wuxi National Hi-tech Industry Development Zone) was founded in 1992 and underwent administrative changes in 1995, 2002 and 2005.

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