Smithsonian Folklife Festival Brings China to DC

The 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival takes place again this year on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The 48th annual event will run from June 25-29 and July 2-6 and will this year feature China and Kenya. Chinese culture will be celebrated with live performances, games, food, family activities, calligraphy demonstrations and instruction, opera performances, paper cuttings, a People’s Garden, kite-flying demonstrations, music, dance, and more. The opening festivities took place in the Moonrise Pavilion with a dragon parade and will continue throughout the week, bringing China to the U.S. and transporting attendees to the magic of China. There is no admission charge for the event. For more information, go to http://www.festival.si.edu/2014/China/.

Dong ethnic girls singing at the opening ceremony. Photo Credit: Xinhuanet.com

Dong ethnic girls singing at the opening ceremony. (Photo Credit: Xinhuanet.com)

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