N°01145
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Element Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China (China)
Inscribed in 2009 (4.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Title as submitted EN: The Silkworm flower festival during the Qingming period in early April is a time-honoured silkworm custom as well as an important celebration that has been transmitted for more than one thousand years. During the festival, hordes of people crowd to the temple fair and pray the Goddess of Silkworm for a cocoon harvest. The photo presents the busy scene during the 13th Hanshan Mountain Silkworm Flower Festival of Huzhou held in Shanlian town, Nanxun district, Huzhou city, Zhejiang province in 2008.