Coun­try­side, cul­ture pop­u­lar with tourists

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

Vis­it­ing farms and par­tic­i­pat­ing in folk cus­toms were pop­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties for tourists dur­ing Mid-Au­tumn Fes­ti­val hol­i­day from Sept 22 to 24, ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased by the Min­istry of Cul­ture and Tourism on Sept 24. The hol­i­day co­in­cided with the first Chi­nese Farm­ers’ Har­vest Fes­ti­val on Sept 23, which fea­tured events pop­u­lar with vis­i­tors, such as pick­ing veg­eta­bles on farms. The har­vest fes­ti­val, launched by the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral Af­fairs, co­in­cided with the au­tum­nal equinox, one of the 24 so­lar terms of the Chi­nese lu­nar cal­en­dar. More than 100 ru­ral cul­tural events were held na­tion­wide dur­ing the fes­ti­vals. In the In­ner Mon­go­lia au­ton­o­mous re­gion, over 30,000 trav­el­ers vis­ited Er­dos for ru­ral cul­tural events that fea­tured rais­ing an­i­mals and pick­ing fruit.

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