North China festival displays ethnic Mongolian costumes
The 14th Mongolian Costume Arts Festival opened in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Nov 27, with 138 teams from the region and four from other places participating in the competition.
Having been successfully held for 13 seasons, the festival aims to promote ethnic Mongolian costume culture, introduce traditional skills to modern markets, and develop tourism in the region.
Competitions involving primary and middle school students’ uniforms, modern costumes, and traditional winter costumes will be held during the five-day festival. Each competition has gold, silver and bronze prizes.
More than 1,300 performers will showcase over 1,760 costumes and over 200 accessories during the festival.
Zheng Yiping, director of the region’s tourism development and reform committee, said that this year’s event will include not only the competition, but also the exhibition and selling of ethnic Mongolian costumes.
It is the first time that a competition of primary and middle school students’ uniforms and designs by college students have appeared at the festival, according to Zheng.
In addition, a seminar on integrated development of ethnic Mongolian costume culture and tourism will also be held during the event, with a focus on development trends, protection, marketing, and tourism promotion.
Performers showcase ethnic Mongolian costumes at the 14th Mongolian Costume Arts Festival in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Nov 27. [Photo/people.cn]