Canton fair begins
This year’s weeklong Canton Temple Fair will kick off in Guangzhou with a group of 10 couples at the opening ceremony held in Chenghuang Temple to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The annual parade displaying folk cultures from around the world — the temple fair’s biggest event— will kick off at 10 amon Sunday. In addition to the national intangible cultural heritage long-drum dance of the Yao people, art troupes fromHong Kong, South Korea, Turkey and France will also participate in the big parade. Moreover, art lovers will be interested in the temple fair’s display of 18 intangible cultural heritage forms. Foodies will be excited for the special night cruises on the Pearl River during the fair, where they can snack on dim sum, drink tea and enjoy Cantonese opera on the cruise. Feb 14-20. Chenghuang Temple, Beijing Lu (Road), Yuexiu district, Guangzhou. 020-8666-1950. Free entrance.