From: Yantian Government Online | Updated: 2019-11-19
The cultural industry with strong local features has developed a lot here as Yantian has diverse and distinctive cultures. As a state-level intangible cultural heritage, fish lantern dance is a folk dance that created by people in Shatoujiao in late Ming Dynasty. By simulating the habits of fish, the dance, which has more than 300 years history, has strong Lingnan characteristics and rich customs.
The Shenzhen Shatoujiao Fish Lantern Festival provides a platform for people to better understand the traditional cultures here and the urgent of intangible cultural heritage protection.