Southern Network News (Reporter/Zhou Cun Correspondent/Sui Wenguang Travel Announcement) During the New Year holiday, Guangzhou organized and planned a series of public cultural activities to celebrate the arrival of the 2024 New Year. Public cultural places at all levels bring splendid cultural feasts to the citizens, including exhibitions, lectures, courses, reading clubs, cultural performances and other forms, enriching the cultural life of citizens and tourists on New Year’s Day holidays.
Under the careful planning of cultural centers and libraries at all levels in Guangzhou, various theme exhibitions during New Year’s Day presented the beauty of culture from many angles, bringing cultural feasts to the citizens.
Among them, in 2023, the joint exhibition of Guangzhou Library and Guangzhou Cultural Center, a public welfare work of aesthetic education in Lingnan, which is a non-genetic study, focused on the theme of Guangfu folk custom, paper-cutting, arcade culture, South Lion and other non-legacy projects, focusing on the achievements of voluntary service of aesthetic education and cultural tourism. "Beauty of Porcelain"-Wenchuang Art Exhibition integrates modern elements through the re-innovation of ancient porcelain, showing the integrated beauty of decoration, use and appreciation of ancient porcelain.
During the New Year’s Day holiday, a group of people’s favorite cultural activities to benefit the people were staged wonderfully. For example, the 11th China (Guangzhou) Street Dance Trend Culture Season and the 2023 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao City Street Dance Competition, the "Dream in the Garden, Anime Adventure"-Anime Culture Carnival, and the "Chaoxuan Haizhu Dancing Teenager" 2023 Haizhu District Campus Street Dance Competition, which are deeply loved by young people, not only incorporate the trend elements, but also bring different experiences to young people and trend lovers. In addition, cultural parks, Lihu, Zhucun, Changling, Guanzhou, Lianma and other places held performances to benefit the people on New Year’s Day, creating a happy and peaceful New Year atmosphere.
During the New Year’s Day holiday, major libraries enrich the cultural service experience in the form of classic reading sessions, poetry reading sessions, and experience sharing sessions, so that citizens can share the pleasure of reading. Panyu 365, with a long rhyme, welcomes the new year —— Panyu 2024 New Year Music Poetry Club, which integrates the concept of "Guangdong Music+",combines traditional culture with New Year’s festive elements, and displays the cultural atmosphere of every family in Panyu reciting poems in a parent-child way, making the local accent "new" and "heart-warming". The 2024 Welcome Poetry Meeting of Huangpu District Library "Innocent Children’s Rhyme with Fragrant Snow" will greet the new year with poems recalling innocent childhood memories.
Guangzhou also organizes various cultural interactive experience activities for citizens to personally participate in and feel the charm of traditional culture. Health preserving in TCM-making experience of Chinese herbal sachets, fruitful welcome to the New Year-activities such as colorful drawing experience, reading Huangpu creative handmade DIY New Year greeting cards, weaving Chinese knots to send blessings on New Year’s Day, and professional experience camp for little librarians were launched one after another during New Year’s Day, creating a strong festive atmosphere.
It is reported that in order to meet the diverse reading needs of citizens and tourists, libraries at all levels in Guangzhou provide citizens with more convenient reading services and richer reading resources during the New Year holiday. For example, Guangzhou Children’s Library’s Shuxiangmen "hands in" and enjoys reading-"Booking books to deliver books to your door" New Year’s Day activities can deliver books to your door for free. Huangpu District Library integrates public cultural services into all kinds of high-tech enterprises through the brand activity of "Huangpu has a story", and invites relevant experts, scholars and entrepreneurs to enter the library to share their work experience, social experience and life sentiment in Huangpu and show Huangpu’s unique cultural heritage.
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