Suzhou International Silk Festival
- Celebrated: Sep. 25 to Oct. 20
- Location: Suzhou
Suzhou is known as the home of silk in China and no visit to the town is complete without stopping at a silk shop. The area remains a hub of the national silk industry, as it has been for thousands of years. The China Suzhou International Silk Tourist Festival is a large celebration activity held yearly from Sept. 25 to Oct 20.
A series of celebration activities with local cultural charm are held, including large economy and trade talks, the Tiger Hill Temple Fair and the Tianping Red Maple Art Festival, to attract foreign investments and to promote sales. It has provided various opportunities through tourism for the trade and economy of this city.
Suzhou embroidery originated in Wuxian, later spread to its neighboring areas around the Yangtze River Delta.
It has for centuries been admired for the high quality of its silk products. The fertile soil, mild temperatures, and booming production of silk fabric and thread have combined with the talents of local people to ensure the flourishing of Suzhou embroidery.
As a traditional form of art, Suzhou embroidery is still developing in its styles and themes due to the efforts of contemporary artists. Exhibitions are held around the world, where lovers of traditional art-forms are constantly astonished by the exquisite beauty that Suzhou embroidery can achieve.
Clients and visitors from other parts of the world are welcome to share the essence of Chinese culture.
I updated this article on June 14, 2013
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