Let's parade in Sanyuesan

Writer: Wang Haolan  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-04-18

Now through April 25, a temple fair is being held at North Deity Ancient Temple in Xixiang Subdistrict, Bao’an District to celebrate Sanyuesan, the third day of the third month in Chinese lunar calendar that falls on April 22 this year. The parade, which set off from Xixiang Park at noon yesterday, not only featured lion dance, dragon dance, yangge dance, hanfu show and other folk performances by local residents, but also dazzled visitors with intangible cultural heritage performances, including Meiling piaose from Wuchuan City, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, and Yingge Dance from Puning City, Jieyang, Guangdong.

A piaose performance is staged in a parade of the Sanyuesan temple fair in Bao’an District yesterday. Photos by Wang Haolan except otherwise stated

Residents in Bao’an District are ready to perform a folk dance in the parade. 

A local lion dance team performs in the parade. 

A piaose performance themed on traditional Chinese folktales is staged in yesterday’s parade. 

A child performer yawns while getting ready for the piaose performance in the parade. Liu Xudong

Yingge Dance from Puning City in Guangdong is staged during the parade. Liu Xudong

A dragon dance team from North Deity Ancient Temple in Bao’an District performs in the opening ceremony of the Sanyuesan temple fair. Liu Xudong

Clad in a black costume and brandishing a black-and-white serpent prop, a man performs the Yingge (英歌)Dance at a temple fair held in Xixiang Subdistrict, Bao’an District, yesterday.