Guangyuan Celebrates 2011 China Daughters' Festival

September 2, 2011
Editor: Yang Zixin

The opening ceremony of the 2011 China (Guangyuan) Daughters' Festival took place yesterday in a park in Guangyuan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province. China Women's Development Foundation, China-women.com, Sichuan Women's Federation, Sichuan TV, and Sichuan Municipal Government jointly sponsored the event.

Leaders in Guangyuan's local government and ten universities, as well as 26 media representatives, including Xinhua, People.com, and wenweipo.com, and 55 entrepreneurs from Beijing, Chongqing, Guangdong and Hebei, attended the ceremony. 

Director of the China Women's Development Foundation Huang Qingyi declared the festival open and President of Sichuan Women's Federation Chen Fang addressed the ceremony.

The 2011 China (Guangyuan) Daughters' Festival includes the Nationwide College Women's Phoenix Boat Invitational Tournament, Chinese Women Entrepreneurs' Tour of Guangyuan, the "Motherland•Water cellar" Charity Party, the China Women's Painting, Calligraphy and Photography competition exhibition tour, and six other events.

Director of the China Women's Development Foundation Huang Qingyi declares the opening yesterday of the 2011 China (Guangyuan) Daughters' Festival held in a park in Guangyuan City, southwest 

Director of the China Women's Development Foundation Huang Qingyi declares the opening yesterday of the 2011 China (Guangyuan) Daughters' Festival held in a park in Guangyuan City, southwest  China's Sichuan Province. [NEWSSC.org]


Guangyuan is the birthplace of Wu Zetian, sole woman in the history of China to assume the title of Empress Regnant during the Tang Dynasty. According to legend, Wu's mother fell pregnant upon encountering a black dragon in the river beside Guangyuan, and gave birth to the future empress on the 23rd day of the first month on the lunar calendar. The Guangyuan municipal government declared Sept. 1 as Daughers' Festival in 1988.  Sightseeing at Huangze Temple and the Zetian Dam and auspicious boat rides on the Jialing River are traditional pursuits on this day. 

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