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Sanya holds Nanshan Longevity Cultural Festival

Print english.sanya.gov.cn Updated: 2023-03-28

On March 26, the Sanya Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone hosted the Nanshan Longevity Cultural Festival.

According to Chinese tradition, people often celebrate the birthdays of the elderly with the saying "May you live as long as the pines on Mount Nanshan." As such, this famous mountain in this southernmost Chinese city has emerged as a popular tourism resort associated with health and longevity.

The feastival has been held for 24 years since 1999, demonstrating the diversity and unique charm of Sanya's tourism and cultural resources.

At the same time, the awarding and closing ceremonies for the second longevity-themed poetry competition were held. The event started last October, with 2,741 modern and old-style poems from all over the country submitted. The jury finally selected 106 award-winning works including those that collected the first, second and third prizes, as well as a special “excellence award” through several stages of evaluation and collective consultation.

During the ceremony, the first Sanya Nanshan Ancient Chinese Civilization Image Design Competition was also launched. This takes as its subject a mythical beast from ancient Chinese legend, aiming to inherit and promote traditional Chinese culture while also gathering artists with a future perspective who operate at an international level. The competition will run for one year, and there will be several awards, including a jury award, public award, and gongs for finalists.

After the ceremony, a drone show lit up the night sky, giving tourists a visual feast.

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