On Saturday 6th April 2019, the 5th Hainan Dongfang Huang Hua Pear Cultural Festival and the Dong Fang Li and Miao Minority groups festival kicked off to a successful start.
The festivals were held over san
On the morning of the 6th, the Huang hua pear handicraft exhibition was launched on Dong Fang commercial street. The exhibition was run for two days and attracted thousands of visitors with over two thousand Huang hua pear handicrafts.
The Li and Miao ethnic minority groups festival was held at the San yue san (3rd March) Cultural and Ecological Park in Dong Fang city on the morning of 7th March.
The event was for people of the Li and Miao ethnic minority groups to take part in a sports competition, although there was no track and field today there were traditional style sports games that would have been played by the groups hundreds of years ago. Some of the sports played were
The 7th March also marked the opening of the Huang Hua Pear Cultural Museum, which is located around 2 kilometres from the cultural and ecological park.
The plan is to invest around 30 million yuan in collecting thousands of Huang
The museum, which is to cover an area of 20 acres is to be divided into five functional areas which are, the Huang
It takes around 40 to 50 years for a tree to grow to the size that it can be used for furniture. It was one of the primary materials used for hardwood furniture in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The wood is still used today in the production of furniture and jewellery at a rough price of around 4500-5000 yuan per kilogram.
The opening of the museum concluded with leaders from various national art associations and departments planting Huang Hua li trees.
One of the main highlights of the festival was the theme show which was held on the evening of the 7th at the Dong Fang city People’s Leisure Plaza. The show integrated the Huang hua Li and Li, Miao festivals. Thousands of locals and tourists arrived at the square to watch performers singing traditional songs, dancers, a recital and a model show which showcased traditional style clothing of the Li and Miao minority groups.