Weinan saw a greatly appreciated Lantern Festival cum culturalTempleFairby the public to welcome 2014 Lunar Year at different places ofWeinanCity.
On Xinda Square of Weinan City proper, plenty of representative and traditional plays including Shaanxi Opera; Huayin Mihu; Shadow Plays of Hua County, Marionette Theater plays of Heyang County, and also some intangible performances including arrays of “Drumming Groups” “Lion Dances” (people in lion-like masks) of Hancheng,, “Old Temple Drums” performances of Fuping County, “Tongguan Ancient Warships”, “the Shaanxi opera “The Eight Immortals’ Plate” of Pucheng, were staged from February 12th through 14th. Beyond such activities, some special drums, presentations of classical songs were shown to the public.; next to this, some folk arts and crafts products, such as paper-cuttings, crispy noodles, manual weaving, shadow carving, clay sculpture and folk embroidery were made available.
Yangko and drums performances were given on February 12th (February, 13th being first day of lunar year 2014) at theCentral City Squarefrom 12:30 to 16:00 hrs. In addition, a private social fair was held atXinda Square.
AtXinda Square, the public could enjoy a large variety shows on February 13th, from 10:00 to 11:30 hrs;, Mihu, ofHuayinCountyfrom 14:00 to 16:00 hrs; Shadow Plays of Hua County from 19:00 to 21:30 hrs.
On Xinda pedestrian street, a private social fair and dance performances could be seen on February 14thfrom 10:00 to 12:00 hrs, the Shaanxi Opera “The Eight Immortals’ Plate” ofPuchengCounty, from 14:00 to 16:00 hrs.