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2023 Guangdong Intangible Cultural Heritage Week and Foshan Qiuse Parade

Presented by:

Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province

The People’s Government of Foshan Municipality

Organised by:

Foshan Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports, Foshan Performing Arts Center

Supported by:

Intangible Cultural Heritage Office



Foshan Qiuse is a traditional folklore event in Foshan City, which was inscribed onto the second batch of the list of the representative items of the national Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in 2008. "2023 Guangdong Intangible Cultural Heritage Week and Foshan Qiuse Parade" were scheduled to open on the evening of 4 November. The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office (ICHO) was invited to participate in the event in the Foshan Ancestral Temple Historical and Cultural Zone. Together with 51 performances and 11 floats from the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other areas, a parade team was formed, showcasing the charm of Lingnan culture and promoting the inheritance of Chinese culture through interacting with mainland citizens.


The ICHO invited the Hong Kong Lion House Dragon Lion Sports Association to perform two Hong Kong ICH items: the Hakka Pixiu Dance and the Hakka Unicorn Dance in a dynamic way at the parade. The parade travelled 4.3 km and recorded live audiences of 330,000. Hong Kong's performances were well-received by the citizens with a lively atmosphere and interviews were conducted by the media.



The Hong Kong performing team performed the Hakka Pixiu Dance and the Hakka Unicorn Dance on the main stage at the Foshan Ancestral Temple and along the streets in Chancheng District

(Photo Courtesy of Foshan Performing Arts Center)




Event Highlight

Interactions and exchanges among the citizens, other performing teams, the media and Hong Kong performing team