Art & Culture
The culture of China has been fascinating and pulling many people from all over the world.

Being so unique and one-of-a-kind, the Chinese Art & Culture have evolved for thousands and thousands of years, contain exceptional beauty and enchantment with history. Pottery, paintings, calligraphy, ancient cartoons, figures of Lord Buddha, folk arts, paper cut, are just a few examples of the remarkable imagination and vivid vision of the people from this immense country. Chinese philosophers, poets and writers have been playing a great role in preserving and promoting the Chinese culture.

When it comes to performing arts, China has one of the most entertaining groups of artists in the world. From acrobatics to Peking Opera, tradition dances to puppet art, the Chinese people leaves audiences gasped and astounded with their incredible talent.
Celebration and Festivity
Chinese festivals are an important part of the Chinese history and culture, both ancient and modern. Every festival has its own unique origins and customs, which reflect the traditional practices and morality of the whole nation and its people. The grandest and most popular festivals are the Spring Festival, the Lantern Festival, the Qingming Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Double Seventh Festival, the Mid-autumn Festival, the Chongyang Festival, and the Laba Festival.

Chinese ethnic minority festivals: China is a large country with many ethnic minorities. Because of the differences in living conditions, history and customs, there are many festivals are held by the ethnic minorities in the country. Tourism Festival: The Tourism Festival is organised on a very large scale and showcases all that the city has to offer to the visitors. The festivals act as a perfect event for locals and foreigners to discover its fascinating culture and enchanting history. A number of various traditional as well as non-traditional entertainment programmes are held across different venues across the city.

The Government of China recently declared May 19 as the National Tourism Day to raise people's awareness of tourism and establishes its role in education by improving peoples' civility and knowledge through travel. It also draws greater attention from society, by increasing spending on travel and thereby establishing tourism as a strategic pillar of the economy.
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