Kaiding Festival celebrated in Shekou

Writer: Xu Shuntian  |  Editor: Zhang Zeling  |  From: Original  |  Updated: 2024-02-23

A festive vibe filled the air as colorful flags and lanterns adorned the streets and lion dances were staged to celebrate the Kaiding Festival, also known as the Birth Celebration Festival, at the Yu'er Village in Shekou yesterday. The festival, listed as a city-level intangible cultural heritage in 2005, is celebrated annually on the 13th day of the first lunar month. The centuries-old tradition originated in Haifeng County, Guangdong.