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    The 7th Cultural Festival of Fire Dragon Dance of Baiyun District, Guangzhou
    DATE:2017-09-29 01:49

    The 7th Cultural Festival of Fire Dragon Dance of Baiyun District, Guangzhou is launched on 29th September 2017 in Pinghe Daya Square (平和大押广场) in Baiyun District and will last from 29th September to 4th October. The Activities include a workshop of dragon painting, performance of dragon-themed Cantonese opera and drama, lectures about the culture of fire dragon dance, quiz about dragon, and the most important one, fire dragon dance.


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    Traditionally set in the Mid-Autumn Festival evening, fire dragon dance is a time-honored custom uniquely existing in Baiyun District. According to the folks’ oral traditions and local historical records, this activity came into being around the late Yuan Dynasty and was passed on generation from generation in the present Baiyun District. By taking part in this particular dance, people celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and pray for peace, prosperity and harvest.

     

    Below please find the activities and their respective venues and days:

     

    September 29th: Opening Ceremony

    Venue: Pinghe Daya Square

     

    September 30th: Workshop of Dragon Painting

    Venue: Junhe Hall

     

    October 1st: Performance of Dragon-Themed Cantonese Opera and Drama

    Venue: Junhe Hall

     

    October 2ndt: Making of Redwood Palace Lantern

    Venue: Junhe Hall

     

    October 3rd: Lectures about the Culture of Fire Dragon Dance & Quiz about Dragon

    Venue: Junhe Hall

     

    October 4th: Fire Dragon Dance

    Venue: Junhe Hall