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Folk culture highlighted at upcoming CMG Lantern Festival Gala

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 19, 2019 13:26

Folk culture highlighted at upcoming CMG Lantern Festival Gala

Folk cultures will be highlighted at the China Media Group Lantern Festival Gala to be aired Tuesday. Operas from south and north China will be sung at the gala which finished recording on Sunday. For example, an opera show called “Golden Pig Sends Luck to You” gathers clown characters of ten folk operas in order to appeal to audience across China. Chao Opera, a specialty in south China’s Guangdong Province, will be put on at the gala for the first time since the event started 34 years ago. The Chao Opera show at the gala depicts a romance at the Lantern Festival A comedy skit will also be performed in dialect of Chengdu City, southwest China’s Sichuan Province to cater to different audience. It is the first time a comedy skit is performed in the Chengdu dialect. Skits featuring cultures of other parts of China will also be on at the gala. The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the 15th day of the first month in the lunar calendar. It marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 19, 2019 13:26

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