Lingnan Cultural Feast "Crossing Tongji Bridge" Grandly Kicks Off in Foshan
Foshan China 2024-02-24 22:47

Today (February 24th), the grand opening of the Lingnan cultural feast "Crossing Tongji Bridge", which has been carried on for over four hundred years, kicks off in Foshan, Guangdong. The scene is vibrant with bustling crowds, joyful laughter, and the rhythmic beats of drums, creating an atmosphere of extraordinary excitement. Citizens cross the Tongji Bridge, praying for a lucky and prosperous year ahead.

Tongji Bridge is bustling with people, as everyone brings along their family and friends to experience the grand folk event.

"Crossing Tongji Bridge, Troubles Go Away", with its auspicious meaning, the folk activity has become the most distinctive and influential Lantern Festival event in Foshan. Every Lantern Festival, citizens and people from the Pearl River Delta area gather spontaneously, bringing along the elderly and children, to cross the Tongji Bridge in Chancheng District.

One hand holding windmills, the other hand carrying lettuce, hundreds of thousands of citizens and tourists walk across the Tongji Bridge from north to south, praying for a peaceful and prosperous new year.

Local residents and tourists take photos at Tongji Bridge.

Dragon dance and martial arts performance were staged at the scene.

The Chinese-style culture at Tongji Bridge.

Flocks of international friends came to experience the local customs of "Crossing Tongji Bridge" in Foshan, truly immersing themselves in the cultural richness of the area.

As night falls, Tongji Bridge, with its colorful lights, becomes even more enchanting.

Through years of inheritance and development, the ancient cultural IP of "Crossing Tongji Bridge" has been infused with numerous trendy elements, becoming a "treasure" for tourists to understand Foshan, and evolving into a grand feast of Lingnan Cantonese culture.

Reporter | Eleanor

Revisor | Lynn, Eddie

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