Happy Valley hosts celebration of culture, tradition over Qingming

Traditional costumes, colorful crafts and stage performances based on ancient tales await park visitors over three-day holiday.
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

People wearing traditional Han Chinese dress make fans at Shanghai Happy Valley.

A hanfu (traditional Han Chinese dress) celebration kicked off at Shanghai Happy Valley in Songjiang District on Friday, coinciding with the start of China's Qingming Festival holiday.

The event features hanfu shows, performances and handicraft-making, and will run through the three-day Qingming holiday.

About 200 students from hanfu clubs at nine universities donned  traditional costumes while visiting the park. Tourists are also invited to experience traditional Chinese makeup demonstrations.

What's more, visitors can make tuanshan (circular fans) decorated with dried flowers and leaves. 

Jiang Xiaowei

Visitors make traditional fans at the park.

Dance performances inspired by tales of the "Four Beauties" of ancient China will also be staged during the celebration.

A number of scenes replicating ancient China have been installed in the park too.

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