Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival
Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival, the first in China created specially for farmers, reflects the high priority the central government places on agriculture, rural areas and rural people, as well as its determination to see a thriving agricultural industry, beautiful countryside and well-off farmers. The Chinese farmers' harvest festival will fall on the Autumnal Equinox each year. Han Changfu, minister of agriculture and rural affairs said that the festival should celebrate farmers, and they are encouraged to think of their own ways to celebrate harvest. Some activities will be held nationwide, but most of the celebration will take place at a local level derived from local customs, adding that local governments could host various activities for the festival, such as folk culture performances, food tasting, feasting and sightseeing.