The Ethnic Minority Art Festival of China is a grand cultural event of ethnic minorities, which is authorized by the State Council to be carried out on a regular basis. Having been held for 5 times from 1980 to 2016 in Beijing, the festival plays a vital role in advancing national solidarity, enriching ethnic cultural undertakings, guiding the direction of ethnic culture and art innovation and cultivating the talent in the concerned field.
During August 31 to September 24 of 2021, the 6th Ethnic Minority Art Festival of China was held in Beijing. Approved by the State Council, it was co-hosted by National Ethnic Affairs Commission, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, National Radio and Television Administration, China Media Group and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality.
The festival takes Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as the guidance, fully implements General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important thoughts on strengthening and improving ethnic work, focuses on forging a strong sense of community for the Chinese nation. It highlights the picture that all ethnic groups in China follow the leadership of the Communist Party of China(CPC), and are grateful to the party. It showcases the latest achievements of cultural inheritance, preservation and innovation of all ethnic groups in China since the 18th National Congress of CPC, displays the vivid picture that all ethnic groups communicate and exchange with each other, fully promotes the fostering of the sense of belonging of the Chinese nation. During the festival, 42 performances including galas, theatres, operas, musical dramas and acrobatics are selected from across China, of which some will be presented consecutively in Colorful China Online.
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