[Explanation] On September 22, the launching ceremony of the home event of the 2020 Chinese Farmers Harvest Festival and the mass party were held in the Yellow River Farming Civilization Expo Park in Wanrong County, Yuncheng City, Shanxi Province.
This year’s Chinese Farmers’ Harvest Festival has the theme of “Celebrating a Good Harvest and Welcome Well-off”. Representatives from 9 provinces and regions in the Yellow River Basin, including Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Henan, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, and Ningxia, gathered in Yuncheng to participate in rural green Development seminars, exhibitions of characteristic agricultural products in the Yellow River Basin and agricultural products in poverty-stricken areas, intangible cultural heritage exhibitions, and rural traditional art exhibitions are a series of exhibition activities with the theme of traditional farming culture in the Yellow River Basin, linking to celebrate a good harvest and welcome a well-off society.
The home event announced the list of the “Top Ten National Farmers” in 2020. The reporter interviewed one of the top ten farmers, Xing Wanli, Party Branch Secretary of Jiajiazhuang Village, Fenyang City, Shanxi Province.
[Concurrent] Xing Wanli, Party Branch Secretary of Jiajiazhuang Village, Fenyang City, Shanxi Province
(This year) In the prevention and control of the epidemic, our tourism has been basically the same as last year, and the agricultural sector has enjoyed a good harvest. So today at the harvest festival site, to be honest, I feel happy in my heart. It represents our whole world. The villagers had a bumper harvest this year.
[Explanation] It is understood that this year is the first time that the home event of the Chinese Farmers Harvest Festival has left Beijing.
Yuncheng City in Shanxi Province is one of the important birthplaces of Chinese farming civilization and the place where the Yellow River culture and farming civilization meet.
As a major agricultural city, Yuncheng ranks first in Shanxi in terms of planting area and output of grain, cotton, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products.
For the Farmers’ Harvest Festival, a good harvest is the foundation.
Shanxi's grain output has remained above 27 billion catties for four consecutive years. This year, the summer grain harvest has been good, with a total output of 2.368 million tons.
At the same time, the autumn grain is growing well, and the land of Sanjin is filled with the joy of harvest.
At the event site, farmers celebrated the harvest with activities such as social fire, square dance, table play, magic acrobatics performances, and intangible cultural heritage performances.
In the Shehuo exhibition area, Qin Xi'an, deputy director of the Xia County Culture and Tourism Bureau of Yuncheng City, led the Beige team to the live performance.
[Concurrent] Qin Xi'an, Deputy Director of Xia County Culture and Tourism Bureau
(Back Pavilion) The form of performance is good, and the implication is good. His children stand on the shoulders of their parents, implying that the parents hold up the children’s tomorrow. It is not only a performance of skills, but also a show of strength. Through (Back Pavilion performance), the Chinese nation is indomitable. The spirit of this has been passed down from generation to generation.
[Concurrent] Fengxiang Clay Artist
(Fengxiang Clay Sculpture) Now has a history of more than 2,000 years. It is a national intangible cultural heritage. This time, our Fengxiang clay sculptures from Shaanxi are brought to Shanxi for the Harvest Festival, just to show that our Fengxiang clay sculptures are in the lives of farmers and feel that there is a This kind of harvest scene, booming, the kind of harvest scene that farmers please.
Liu Yongqu Lixia reports from Shanxi Yuncheng
Editor in charge: [Liu Xian]