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British musician’s rap captures joy of Spring Festival in Guangdong



GUANGZHOU /PRNewswire/ — A report from GDToday:

As the Year of the Dragon draws near, the lion dance is set to take center stage in Guangdong’s Spring Festival celebrations. Legend has it that the dancing lion was designed in the image of one of the nine sons of loong, or the Chinese dragon. Inspired by this rich tradition, British musician Shaun Gibson has penned a bilingual rap about the dragon dance and the lion dance, inviting global travelers to experience the Chinese New Year in Guangdong.

In the music video, vibrant dragon dance and lion dance performances unfold against the backdrop of iconic landmarks such as the Guangzhou Cultural & Arts Centre, Guangzhou Museum of Art, Foshan Ancestral Temple, and Jieyang’s Qiaolin township. Click on the video and immerse yourself in the festive ambiance of Guangdong!

Video – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/2337855/rap.mp4


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Clone Fest: A Blooming Collaboration between Seaside Cannabis and Agway of Cape Cod

Join Clone Fest, a celebration of community, gardening, and cannabis cultivation in the Orleans Flower District. Free admission. Don’t miss out!



Orleans, Massachusetts – Get ready for a day of community celebration, gardening, and cannabis cultivation as Seaside Cannabis and Agway of Cape Cod join forces for the 1st Annual Clone Fest. Taking place on Sunday, May 19th, this event offers attendees the chance to explore the world of cannabis cultivation, stock up on supplies, and learn from industry experts in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. Clone Fest marks a significant milestone for the Orleans community, as it embraces its identity as the Orleans Flower District. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to kickstart your growing season and celebrate a shared passion with like-minded individuals!

Clone Fest banner with colorful cannabis leaf illustrations and the text 'Celebrate Cannabis Cultivation and Community in the Orleans Flower District'
Agway of Cape Cod and Seaside Cannabis Company present CloneFest 2024 at the Flower District in Orleans, MA

A Celebration of Cultivation and Community:

Clone Fest is the culmination of a collaborative effort between Seaside Cannabis and Agway of Cape Cod. Attendees can pre-order premium clones from Seaside Cannabis, ensuring access to high-quality genetics for their growing endeavors. Agway of Cape Cod will provide an array of essential gardening supplies, including soil, nutrients, tools, and equipment, making it a one-stop shop for all your cultivation needs.

Not Just Clones and Supplies:

Beyond the exciting offerings of clones and gardening supplies, Clone Fest boasts an array of additional highlights. Live music will fill the air, while food trucks will tantalize taste buds, ensuring a festive ambiance. Attendees will also have the chance to learn more about cannabis cultivation techniques and responsible consumption from industry experts, fostering a learning environment for both experienced growers and beginners.

A Special Milestone: The Orleans Flower District:

Clone Fest also coincides with the unveiling of the Orleans Flower District, a name reflecting the neighborhood’s vibrant spirit and dedication to horticulture. This designation emphasizes the rich tradition of gardening and cannabis cultivation within the community. In celebration, Patriots Helping Vets (PHV) will join the event to share the joy of gardening and foster a sense of community amongst veterans and civilians.

Excitement from Collaborating Partners:

Spencer Knowles, a partner at Seaside Cannabis, is thrilled about this partnership: “Our goal is to provide cannabis enthusiasts with access to the highest quality genetics, while fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. Clone Fest is the perfect opportunity to do just that, and we can’t wait to see everyone there.”

Jess Thomas, co-owner of Agway of Cape Cod, shares the excitement: “This event brings together the best of both worlds – premium clones and top-notch gardening supplies – in one convenient location. Plus, with the unveiling of the Orleans Flower District, we’re celebrating the rich tradition of gardening and cannabis cultivation in our community.”

Join the Celebration:

Clone Fest is open to the public, and admission is free. It’s highly recommended to pre-order clones from Seaside Cannabis in advance to ensure availability. Stay updated on Clone Fest by visiting the event’s website or following Agway of Cape Cod and Seaside Cannabis on social media. https://seasidecannabis.com/clonefest/

Seaside Cannabis Company:

Seaside Cannabis Company is a full-service adult-use cannabis retail dispensary that provides a unique destination experience to its customers. They are dedicated to normalizing cannabis and offering a first-class customer experience through consumer education and engagement.



Agway of Cape Cod:

Agway of Cape Cod is a premier destination for gardening supplies, pet products, outdoor living essentials, and more. With a commitment to quality and customer service, Agway of Cape Cod has been serving the community for over 35 years. https://agwaycapecod.com | @agwaycapecod

Patriots Helping Vets:

Patriots Helping Vets is a registered Massachusetts nonprofit organization that helps veterans heal through horticultural therapy. They advocate for veterans’ right to grow their own medicine and gift it to others. https://www.patriotshelpingvets.org/ | @patriotshelpingvets

Don’t miss out on the 1st Annual Clone Fest – a day of celebration, learning, and community bonding in the heart of the Orleans Flower District. Embrace your passion for cannabis cultivation, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and join others who share your love for gardening and responsible consumption. Let the spirit of the Orleans Flower District flourish as Seaside Cannabis and Agway of Cape Cod collaborate to make this event a blooming success!



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Pullman Yards Expands Weekend “Chefs Market,” Atlanta’s Largest Weekly Food Festival

The Pullman Yards Chefs Market and bazaar welcomes guests each Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm to experience more than 30 curated vendors and live entertainment



ATLANTA /PRNewswire/ — Pullman Yards, the south’s premier entertainment destination, announces that due to popular demand, the weekly Chefs Market and bazaar is now expanding to both Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-6pm. Offering guests double the opportunity to experience Atlanta’s largest weekly food festival, the market features more than 30 local and regional food, beverage, and artisan vendors, plus live music and interactive entertainment. Officially launched as a permanent fixture in March 2024, the Chefs Market has proudly become one of Atlanta’s essential weekend destinations, bolstering Pullman Yards’ commitment to showcasing the exceptional culinary and creative talent found across the southeast.

The Pullman Yards Chefs Market and bazaar is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm, featuring 30+ vendors and live entertainment.
Pullman Yards Chefs Market

“We’re honored to host the weekly Chefs Market, acting as both an incubator and launchpad for so many small businesses, connecting them to our community through a free and public platform,” said Adam Rosenfelt, Co-Owner of Pullman Yards. “The collective magnitude of talent showcased every weekend, ranging from burgeoning new ventures to established concepts, is a testament to the robust culinary and creative forces thriving in our region.”

A hub for entertainment and discovery, guests are invited to make a day of it and explore everything Pullman Yards has to offer like the 17,000 sq. ft. beverage hall, AlcoHall, pickleball courts, award-winning on-site restaurants, the Balloon Museum, and much more. Information about Pullman Yards’ latest special events and happenings may be found via the website.

Chefs Market Vendors
While the Chefs Market vendors will rotate regularly, providing guests a fresh experience each week, a selection of featured vendors are listed below. Offering everything from slow cooked BBQ to homemade pastries to Cambodian, Haitian, and Oaxacan cuisines, there’s something for everyone at the Chefs Market.

  • Abuelita Oaxaquena
  • Bee Wild
  • Bussin Jerk
  • Can Cakes
  • The Cereal Lab
  • Daddy’s Girl BBQ
  • Fruta Mami
  • Garden Queen
  • The Gumbo Gourmet
  • Genki Sushi
  • La Jefa Empanada
  • Luxcuterie
  • Mi Ga / Bamreu
  • Pat’s Poutine
  • Peckish ATL Pastries
  • Phew’s Pies
  • The Power Plant
  • Vice Taco
  • Xzotik Fusion

Additionally, Pullman Yards is calling all interested vendors to fill out the Chefs Market application for the 2024 series. Whether it’s handcrafted goods, artisanal treats, or innovative services, the market provides a platform and an audience for businesses to experiment and flourish.

Special Celebrations at the Chefs Market
The Chefs Market is pleased to announce a variety of upcoming special events that celebrate the vibrant and diverse community that Pullman Yards calls home.

  • Asian Night Market
  • Friday, May 24 from 6pm-11pm + Friday, June 28 from 6pm-11pm
  • Taking place every fourth Friday, the Asian Night Market is a series of evening markets featuring Asian-American Pacific Islander food vendors, artists and organizations to highlight Atlanta’s Asian community and provide a fun evening of food, art, DJ and culture! A selection of vendors include:
    • Chew on Chuan
    • Flames and Skewers
    • Hapa
    • Love It Gluten Free
    • Manalo’s Bakery
    • Pink Ivy
    • Simi’s Kitchen
    • Yaardie Eats

Chefs Market Details
The Chefs Market is open to the public, family and dog friendly, and free to attend. Food, beverages, and products are available for purchase. The Chefs Market is located at 225 Rogers St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30317. 

For more information, please visit the Pullman Yards Chefs Market website and follow along via Instagram.

SOURCE Pullman Yards


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Andre Du’s New Year Journey: Unique Spring Festival Celebrations Across Seven Ethnicities



KUNMING, China /PRNewswire/ — Yunnan Innyo Co., Ltd., in collaboration with @visityunnan, invites you on a captivating exploration journey with Andre Du. Throughout the Chinese New Year of 2024, Andre Du will travel over 3,500 kilometers across various locations in Yunnan, experiencing the Chinese New Year customs of seven different ethnicities. His journey will be meticulously documented, and a series of short videos titled “Chinese New Year, Yunnan Flavor” will be shared on the official TikTok and Facebook accounts of the Yunnan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism.

Andre Du’s New Year Jounery in Yunnan

Hailing from South Africa, Andre Du is an internationally certified accountant who had previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of the African financial group First Rand Group. He relocated to China for work in 2016 and selected Yunnan as his place of residence. In 2022, Mr. Du officially embarked on his journey as a content creator. Through the creation of short videos capturing his travels, he endeavors to share the picturesque landscapes, delightful discoveries, and rich ethnic cultures of Yunnan with a wider audience.

During the Chinese New Year of 2024, Andre Du will embark on a journey starting from Kunming, traveling westward, and visiting locations like Chuxiong, Dali, Lijiang, and Deqin. He will visit seven ethnic groups, including the Yi, Bai, Zang, Naxi, Lisu, Pumi, and Mosuo, capturing himself in their unique Chinese New Year cultural customs. These experiences will encapsulate a Chinese New Year infused with Yunnan’s unique flavor and diverse ethnic traditions.

The immersive exposure to the homes of various ethnic groups will provide Mr. Du with a nuanced understanding of the Chinese New Year, emphasizing its significance as a universal moment of reunion. Irrespective of geographical challenges, the shared commitment to returning home for a familial reunion will underscore the profound respect each family will accord to this grand festival in the future.

Embark on an enchanting journey through Yunnan with Andre Du’s captivating video series, “Chinese New Year, Yunnan Flavor.” Follow us on the official TikTok @visityunnan and Facebook @GoYunnan.Official accounts of the Yunnan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism. May this immersive experience of Yunnan’s cultural richness and natural wonders inspire your travel plans. Seize the opportunity to explore this distinctive destination.

SOURCE Yunnan Innyo Co., Ltd.


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