National Pumpkin Day, celebrated on October 26th, is a delightful occasion that pays homage to the beloved autumnal symbol—the pumpkin. This versatile fruit not only serves as a fantastic fall decoration but also takes center stage in a multitude of delectable recipes. From pumpkin pies to soups, the culinary possibilities are endless. Embrace the spirit of the season by participating in a pumpkin carving competition or immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of fall festivals, where these beautiful gourds steal the show. So grab a pumpkin spice latte, indulge in pumpkin-flavored treats, and celebrate National Pumpkin Day in all its orange glory!
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.
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.
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!
Sugar Land’s Sweet Beats Music Festival Official Lineup & Ticket Sale Release
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Spectrum Concessions and the City of Sugar Land announce the official lineup and ticket release for the Sweet Beats Music Festival. Taking place at The Crown Festival Park on May 4-5, 2024, the event will showcase an exciting mix of live music, featuring performances like Red Clay Strays’ “Wondering Why,” Gin Blossoms, Rebelution, and JJ Grey & Mofro. Alongside musical acts, the festival is set to host the largest Cinco De Mayo celebration in Sugar Land, offering a variety of activities suitable for the whole family.
- Headliners: Rebelution, JJ Grey & Mofro.
- Performances by: Gin Blossoms, Red Clay Strays, Keller Williams, North Mississippi Allstars, The Powell Brothers, New Breed Brass Band, DeLuna Band, Latin Groove Band.
- Tribute Acts: Rumours Atl (Fleetwood Mac Tribute), Selena Forever (Tribute to Selena), Too Much Too Say (Tribute to Dave Matthews Band).
- Also Featuring: Rapture, New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band, Mark May.
Tickets for the festival are now available for purchase online on the Sweet Beats Music Festival Website. Attendees are advised to buy tickets early due to high demand.
More than music, the festival offers:
- Sweet Beats Cantina: The place to be on May 5th, offering the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration in Sugar Land with vibrant Latin music, dance, tequila tastings, and a variety of food options.
- Beats Beer Garden: Relax with the smooth tunes from piano bar entertainer Ventzi Nelson.
- Keith King BMX Shows: Experience high-energy BMX stunts that will get your adrenaline rushing.
- Reptile Adventures: Discover a world of fascinating reptiles with the number one reptile show in the country.
- Body Marbling: Transform your body into glowing works of art.
For the latest updates, follow the Sweet Beats Music Festival on social media:
Sponsors include Marriott Sugar Land, Silver Eagle Distributors and BMW.
For sponsorship inquiries, contact Steve Wilson at Steve@Experience-Maker.com.
Visit the Sweet Beats Music Festival official website for details.
About Spectrum Concessions:
The festival is produced by Spectrum Concessions, a Texas‐based production and hospitality company that coordinates a diverse array of events, from music festivals to seasonal celebrations, across the United States and Canada. They will also be hosting the Sugar Land Jazz Festival coming annually to Sugar Land in 2024.
About Visit Sugar Land:
Visit Sugar Land is the city’s official tourism promotion agency, working in tandem with partners like Spectrum Concessions to showcase the rich culture, events, and attractions that the city offers.
CONTACT: Krista McDaniel, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Spectrum Concessions
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