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The ancient capital of Xi’an ushered in the “Han style” Chinese New Year, and the people enjoyed the “cultural and tourism feast”-Chinanews.com



The picture shows the launching ceremony of the immersive Han culture-themed experience activity “Han Gong Ji”.Photo courtesy of Weiyang Palace in Chang’an City, Han Dynasty



  (New Year walks to the grassroots) The ancient capital of Xi’an ushers in the “Han style” New Year people enjoy the “cultural tourism feast”

Chinanews.com, Xi’an, January 14th (Yang Yingqi) On the 14th, the immersive Han culture-themed experience event “Han Gong Ji” was launched in the Han Chang’an City Weiyang Palace National Archaeological Site Park, Han Chang’an City 2023 “Xi’an Year” New Year cultural activities It also opened on the same day. During the Spring Festival of the Year of the Rabbit in Guimao, activities such as Shehuo performances, Qinqiang Opera, New Year Markets, and lantern lighting by thousands of people will bring a “cultural feast” to the ancient capital of Xi’an.

The picture shows the launching ceremony of the immersive Han culture-themed experience activity

The picture shows the launching ceremony of the immersive Han culture-themed experience activity “Han Gong Ji”.Photo courtesy of Weiyang Palace in Chang’an City, Han Dynasty

In the first year of Taichu, Emperor Wu of the Han promulgated the “Taichu Calendar” in the city of Chang’an in the Han Dynasty, fixing the Spring Festival on the first day of the first lunar month. Today, the Chinese New Year cultural activities carried out simultaneously in Weiyang Palace National Archaeological Site Park, Lixiahao and Hancheng Lake Scenic Spots in Chang’an City of Han Dynasty will also demonstrate the long-standing charm of Han culture and the cultural vitality of the city.

Shehuo, acrobatics, opera, dance… These folk performing arts of the Han nationality all originated from Baixi in the Han Dynasty. During the Spring Festival this year, Weiyang Palace National Heritage Park, Lixiahao, and Hancheng Lake Scenic Area will carry out a tour of Hanfeng Hundred Operas, showing Chang’an folk customs such as waist drums, Yangko, dry boats, stilts, and lion dances to citizens and tourists. At the same time, the Chinese New Year cultural activities in Chang’an City will restore the lively scenes of traditional temple fairs, displaying intangible cultural heritage, traditional delicacies, and cultural and creative products.

Wearing Hanfu and doing Hanli has become a new trend among contemporary young people. The immersive Han culture-themed experience activity of “Han Gong Ji” can enable tourists to “incarnate” Zhang Qian, Huo Qubing, Chen Ajiao and other characters of the Han Dynasty, and unlock the “Stories of the Han Dynasty”. The series of activities of the Han ceremony at Hancheng Lake allow tourists to participate in a parade of Hanfu, and meet with fellow robes to play the piano, recite poems, visit the garden, enjoy the scenery and pray for blessings by the Hancheng Lake.

The picture shows citizens experiencing related cultural activities.Photo courtesy of Weiyang Palace in Chang'an City, Han Dynasty

The picture shows citizens experiencing related cultural activities.Photo courtesy of Weiyang Palace in Chang’an City, Han Dynasty

Over the years, Xi’an has insisted on the integrated development of culture and tourism, allowing the public to share the achievements of heritage protection. According to the different characteristics of Weiyang Palace, Lixiahao, Hancheng Lake and other scenic spots, this Spring Festival cultural activity sets the content of the activity, digs into the historical and cultural connotation of “Xi’an Year” from the overall design, realizes the linkage between scenic spots and businesses, and reflects the spirit of the contemporary New Year. Lively atmosphere.

It is understood that the New Year cultural activities in Chang’an City of the Han Dynasty kicked off from the twenty-third “small year” of the twelfth lunar month, and ran through the “Yuan Day” on the first day of the first month to pray for blessings, the fifth day of the first month “God of Wealth Day” to receive wealth and happiness, and the fifteenth day of the first month “Lantern Festival”. “Thousands of people lighting lanterns and other activities show the traditional festival etiquette and festival culture of the Spring Festival, and bring the authentic “Xi’an Year” to citizens and tourists.

In the long history of the Chinese nation, the Spring Festival, as a core folk custom, has undergone diverse progress, development and transformation. Today, “Xi’an New Year·Most China” has become a city festival brand, and Xi’an has also become a popular destination for New Year celebration tourism. As the origin of Han culture, Han Chang’an City has been dressed up for the Spring Festival, welcoming citizens and tourists to experience the cultural charm of the ancient capital. (Finish)


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