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Festival celebrated in memory of Butterfly Lovers

2009-04-24 08:43:13 GMT2009-04-24 16:43:13 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Wuxi Opera performers render the elegant act of Love Promise at Thatched Bridge, a segment of traditional Chinese legendary Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, or the Butterfly Lovers, during the 2009 Liang & Zhu Cultural Festival, concurrently the Butterflies-viewing Festival, at the Shanjuan Scenic Zone, in Yixing, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 23, 2009. (Xinhua/Ding Huanxin)

Performers put on a show of typical folk mask dance during the 2009 Liang & Zhu Cultural Festival, concurrently the Butterflies-Viewing Festival, to pay homage to traditional Chinese legendary Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, or the Butterfly Lovers, at the Shanjuan Scenic Zone, in Yixing, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 23, 2009. (Xinhua/Ding Huanxin)

A pair of twin girls hold up the craftwork of butterfly in pairs on their parents' shoulder while enjoying the pleasance during 2009 Liang & Zhu Cultural Festival, concurrently the Butterflies-Viewing Festival, to pay homage to traditional Chinese legendary Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, or the Butterfly Lovers, at the Shanjuan Scenic Zone, in Yixing, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 23, 2009. (Xinhua/Ding Huanxin)

The 2009 Liang & Zhu Cultural Festival, concurrently the Butterflies-viewing Festival, was held at the Shanjuan Scenic Zone in Yixing, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 23, 2009.

Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, the protagonists of the popular Chinese legendary about their tragic romance who turn into a pair of butterflies on 28th of the third month in traditional Chinese lunar calendar, which falls on the day, are worshipped in local folklore as butterfly immortal to pray for eternity of love and harmony of family life.

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