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Huanglongxi Fire Dragon Festival

A local troupe performs a fire dragon dance in a shower of molten iron that sparkle like fireworks in Huanglongxi town, Shuangliu district, Chengdu, Sichuan province. [Photo/IC]

As the most renowned and traditional folk activity in Huanglongxi town of Shuangliu district, Chengdu, Sichuan province, the Huanglongxi Fire Dragon Festival first originated from the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) and became pervasive in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), while being passed on from generation to generation in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).

There are a variety of activities taking place during the festival including the famed fire dragon dance, a colored dragon dance, a lion dance, Sichuan opera performances, floating river lanterns, and flying Kongming lanterns, as well as plenty of fireworks and firecrackers being set off.

Period: From the second day to the fifteenth day of the first lunar month

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