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)

Back to China News >

China in the News Archive >

News

  • 11/13/2014 China to Extend Visas for U.S. Travelers...Read More
  • 11/13/2014 China, U.S. Announce Major Climate Change Goals...Read More
  • 11/13/2014 Hainan Island Tourism Ambassador Crowned...Read More
  • 11/06/2014 Easier Access to Tibet – via New Train Line and at Festival in Canada...Read More
  • 11/06/2014 Qingdao Ranks #1 in China for Tourist Satisfaction...Read More
  • 11/06/2014 Hilton Launches Hampton Brand in China & Adds DoubleTree Properties...Read More
  • 11/03/2014 Marriott Hotel Opens in Hainan...Read More
  • 10/31/2014 China Focusing on Tourism from the U.S....Read More
  • 10/31/2014 Beijing closes 375 polluting plants so far this year...Read More
  • 10/31/2014 International Surf Event Returns to Hainan for Third Year...Read More