By Qiu Quanlin
BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- An annual evening gala by China’s Central Television (CCTV) to celebrate the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival was held in Meizhou, Guangdong province, on Thursday.
Organizers invited a number of rising pop stars from Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland to perform songs and dances featuring the important festival, which is widely celebrated by Chinese people across the world.
The stage was decorated with a Hakka earthen building, a typical architecture for the Hakka people, who originated in central China and moved centuries ago to South China.
The gala also featured Hakka culture as Meizhou, in the eastern part of Guangdong, is the hometown of thousands of Hakka people living overseas.