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  • Breaking and Blessing Ground for the Flower Plaque

    Eight days before the opening of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, participants from Hong Kong began construction on the bamboo flower plaque, starting with a ritual ceremony involving Smithsonian staff to ensure safety and good fortune. Read more about the ceremony.

    Videography: Charlie Weber
    Sound: Ed Fry
    Editing: Albert Tong

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