It is the sixth year of Shandong province's implementation of its "culture benefiting the masses" campaign. This year the province will roll out 13 related activities and projects with a promotional budget of 405 million yuan ($58.82 million).
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Clear and Bright,(the 5th solar term, starts this year on Apr 4 and ends on Apr 19.
The first class of the Shandong intangible cultural heritage classroom, led by Fan Zheng'an, a national inheritor of Mount Tai shadow puppet play, opened on March 4 at the Shandong Provincial Cultural Center in Jinan.
People are taking spring outings to admire the flowers. While, our first thought when we see beautiful flowers is to take photos and post them on social media platforms, ancient people in China had their own ways of admiring flowers.
There are wonderful implications for the future of time-honored Shandong Bangzi (Wooden Clapper Opera), a Tai'an-rooted folk art as well as a national intangible cultural heritage, arising from its being used in local primary and secondary schools.
The 16th edition of the well-known Feicheng Peach Blossom Festival is set to begin on March 25.
Younger generations in Shandong will better understand traditional stories and culture by experiencing live artistic performances to be given at 100 newly established art workstations at local primary and secondary schools.