Yangxian Shehuo (traditional festivities)

    Yangxian Shehuo generated at the end of the Yuan Dynasty and the beginning of the Ming Dynasty and boomed during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is an entertainment taking form of dumb show. Previously showing stilt, bamboo horse, it gradually developed the form of single platform and suspending platform. Shehuo is the outcome of ancient dance evolving in Yangxian County, with the features of primitiveness, rusticity, straightforwardness and vehemence, combining daily life and art as one. As the times marching on, it has been endowed with a new connotation of more profound artistic charms and social foundation, thus enjoying a growing popularity.