The scene of “Village Evening” in Zhangqian Village, Zhangshanzi Town, Taierzhuang District, Zaozhuang City.Photo courtesy of Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism
(New Year’s walk to the grassroots) Thousands of “Village Evenings” in Shandong welcome the New Year and present a beautiful picture of rural revitalization
Chinanews.com, Jinan, January 26 (Reporter Zhao Xiao) In the Spring Festival of the Year of the Rabbit, watching “Village Gala” live and participating in “Village Gala” offline has become a “new folk custom” in rural Shandong. The people compose, direct, and perform their own works, sing about the things around them, act out the people around them, show the beauty of their hometown, praise the new life, and show a beautiful picture of rural revitalization in singing and dancing.
On the eve of the Spring Festival this year, the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism launched the 2023 Shandong “Village Evening” event with the theme of “Set Sail on a New Journey to a Happy Chinese Year”. The “Village Evening” cultural feast with a strong Shandong flavor opened a happy “New Year’s Gala” for the grassroots. It is expected that there will be more than 2,200 related activities.
The “Village Evening” of Sanjianxi Village, Zhangqiu District, Jinan was selected as the 2023 national “Village Evening” demonstration site.Photo courtesy of Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism
Zhangqian Village, Zhangshanzi Town, Taierzhuang District, Zaozhuang City will hold a unique “Village Evening” every year starting from the Spring Festival of 2019. Wang Zhaoyang, a college student of Jiangsu Normal University, returned to his hometown during the winter vacation. He voluntarily acted as a director and formed a cultural volunteer service team with his classmates. He gathered with cultural enthusiasts in the village to plan and hold a performance that the villagers liked. “This year’s ‘Village Gala’ in our village includes Dai dances, Jiaozhou Yangko, pop songs and other programs. The children in the village even went on stage to participate in the village evening activities. Everyone gathered together to celebrate the New Year with excitement.” Wang Zhaoyang said .
It is understood that the “village evenings” in Sanjianxi Village, Zhangqiu District, Jinan, Shandong, Dong’an Community, Kenli Xinglong Street, Dongying, and Laodian Town, Yangxin County, Binzhou have been selected as the 2023 national “Village Evening” demonstration sites.
Sanjianxi “Village Evening” showcased the filming location of “In the Field of Hope”, Sanjianxi Village Food Street, Zhangxiao Funong Paradise, Rural Revitalization Exhibition Hall and other special places. The villagers sang heartily and sang their yearning, Dance the beautiful style of the new year. The “Village Evening” Gala in Dong’an Community, Xinglong Street, Kenli District, Dongying, relied on the unique advantages of combining oil and land, through performances such as Yellow River Yangge, local opera Lvju, and original village songs, presenting the children of the Yellow River Estuary in the new era to sing their hometown and praise The spiritual outlook of my hometown, and my yearning for a better life in the new era.
Zhangwang Village, Liangcai Street, Bincheng District, Binzhou City is one of the sub-venues of the national “Village Evening”.Photo courtesy of Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism
The first online “Village Evening” in Yucheng City, Dezhou collected nearly 50 excellent original literary and artistic programs from farmers. “Walking around the city and the countryside, everything is completely new. How we sing today, a beautiful picture tells about Wenshang…” Wenshang Street, Wenshang County, Jining held the “Village Evening” of the “Beimen, Beihu Family” community. The Allegro book “Wen Shang Zan” performed by the children in the community became popular in the circle of friends, and the immature and beautiful children’s voices interpreted the ever-changing changes in the beautiful Wen Shang. Zhangwang Village, Bincheng District, Binzhou City, is one of the sub-venues of the national “Village Evening”. The original song “The Yellow River Passes Through My Door” and other programs were well received by audiences across the country.
According to the relevant person in charge of the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, since the launch of the “Village Evening” activities, all parts of Shandong have closely followed the new trends, new characteristics, and new styles of rural revitalization, based on the orderly inheritance, dissemination, and effective transformation and utilization of rural culture. “Village Evening” is created to be a New Year’s feast that enhances emotions, unites people’s hearts, and boosts spirits. Many places have also created a series of cultural tourism brands with the “village evening” as the main line. Meet the expectations of the public.
In addition, through various methods such as “Village Evening Relay”, “Village Evening Simultaneous Broadcasting”, and “Qilu Countryside Recommendation of Good Things”, more villagers can enjoy the benefits brought by spontaneous, independent, and self-organized New Year’s cultural feasts. Guide the effective combination of high-quality folk cultural resources, cultural industry resources and tourism industry resources. (Finish)