Female embroiderers of Dong ethnic group recently displayed their traditional Dong stitchwork and crafts in Jinping County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, on June 11, attracting a multitude of passers-by and tourists.
The event was organized to celebrate the upcoming Cultural and Natural Heritage Day which fell on June 13 this year. It aimed to promote Dong embroidery, the national-level intangible cultural heritage, and encourage people to join in protecting the embroidery and enjoy its beauty.
On that day, women embroiderers gathered on a wind and rain bridge, a traditional architecture of Dong ethnic group on which pavilions were built to provide shelter to people from the wind and rain.
Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, derived from Cultural Heritage Day, was first observed in 2006 on the second Saturday of June every year and got its current name in 2017.
Since 2009, the National Cultural Heritage Administration has selected a host city to hold cultural heritage activities every year to mark Cultural Heritage Day. A series of celebrations is also launched across the country.
(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)June 16, 2020