First Folk Customs Festival Opens in Nanjing

China's first folk customs festival opened Monday in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province.

The festival, co-held by the Nanjing University, Nanjing municipal tourism bureau and Qinhuai district government, will feature displays of traditional Chinese marriage ceremonies, folk art exhibitions, and performances by folk artists.

An official from the organizing committee said that the nine-day festival had already attracted nearly 100 folk artists from more than 10 provinces in China and the Hong Kong Special Administration Region.

(Xinhua News Agency April 29, 2002)

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