China plans 3,700 activities for cultural, natural heritage day
BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- More than 3,700 activities will be held across China to celebrate this year's cultural and natural heritage day, which falls on June 9, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Tuesday.
These events include an intangible cultural heritage (ICH) folk arts week, ICH-themed public lectures and relevant photo and video exhibitions, according to Wang Chenyang, vice director of the ministry's ICH department, at a press conference.
The main event, the ICH folk arts week, will feature ICH folk art performances staged between June 8 and 14 in north China's port city of Tianjin, according to the official.
Events to promote the public awareness of the country's cultural relics will also be held.
The Chinese government has approved to designate the second Saturday of every June as the cultural and natural heritage day since last year.