Binchuan Huadeng 宾川花灯

Huadeng 花灯 "Flower Lantern" is a kind of local folk opera, combining folk song, dance and dialect, with the topic frequently modern life such as dating. Traditionally Huadeng is performed during Spring Festival, but now relatively rare. Huadeng has been recognized as intangible cultural heritage of Binchuan county. This is a performance of the county Huadeng Troupe, performing "Three Matchmakers" 三个媒人.

This set of pictures was taken at the Walnut Valley Culture Festival in 宾川县拉乌乡核桃谷. This event is next on Mon, 4. May 2020.