The 15th Yichang Xiling Temple Fair officially opened.Photo by Zhao Ming
The Xiling Temple Fair is very popular.Photo by Jing Weidong
Local calligraphers inscribe Spring Festival couplets for citizens.Photo by Jing Weidong
Lion dance to welcome the new year.Photo by Jing Weidong
Citizens clock in at the Spring Festival Flower Market.Photo by Jing Weidong
Inheritors of intangible cultural heritage make Xiling sugar paintings.Photo by Jing Weidong
The 15th Yichang·Xiling Temple Fair was held from January 7th to 17th. Many sub-events such as folk custom gardening, calligraphy to welcome the spring, intangible cultural heritage performances, New Year’s goods market, singing and dancing for spring, traditional Chinese medicine blessings, new spring flower market and many other sub-events appeared one after another. Gathering, buying new year’s goods, tasting folk customs, and rewarding intangible cultural heritage. Yichang City, Hubei Province is located at the mouth of the Xiling Gorge of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. It has a long cultural history and rich cultural heritage. Since 2007, the Xiling Temple Fair has been successfully held for 14 sessions. This year, a series of “traditional + trendy” activities will be added to revitalize the old temple fair, attract citizens to participate, boost market confidence, and promote festival consumption.