9th Dragon-Head-Raising Festival at Sanya Dongtian Park
Recently, the Sanya government announced that the 9th Dragon-Head-Raising Festival (Long Tai Tou Festival) will take place at Sanya Nanshan Dongtian Park on March 13th.
According to folk legend, the 2nd day of the second lunar month is the very day that the dragon king who is in charge of the clouds and rain will raise his head. After that day, there will be more and more spring rain to nourish the crops, so it’s referred to as Dragon-Head-Raising Festival.
Every year when this day comes, a series of Hainan folk cultural activities will be held in Sanya, such as Li & Miao’s traditional singing and dancing shows, a Dongtian Temple Fair and a Lingao puppet show.
This year the event will have 5 main themed activities, namely: the South China Sea Blessing Ceremony, the Dongtian lecture, Eryue’er Hainan Temple Fair, Dongtian calligraphy and painting competition, the climbing mountain competition.
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