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Rugao welcomes 2nd Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival

Updated: 2019-09-18


Members of the paper-cutting club at Xinmin Primary School showcase a giant paper cutting entitled Scene of the Harvest in Rugao, a county-level city in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province, on Sept 16. [Photo/IC]

The paper cutting was created by Wang Zhujun, a teacher in the school's paper-cutting club. It took Wang more than two months to finish the work.

The paper cutting was designed to be 10.1 meters long in honor of National Day, which falls on Oct 1. It also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

The paper cutting depicts agricultural products, farming culture, and folk customs and is meant to welcome the upcoming 2nd Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival.

The Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival, launched in 2018, is celebrated nationwide every year on the Autumnal Equinox, the 16th of the 24 solar terms of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year, the festival falls on Sept 23.