South China Sea blessing ceremony in Sanya, Dragon Heads-raising
Thousands of people from across the Hainan Island celebrated the 14th China (Sanya) Dragon Heads-raising Festival which was held at Dongtian Park, Sanya’s 5A scenic spot, on March 18th, 2018.
In Hainan, Dragon Heads-raising Day is a day to worship the dragon god in a temple or by the waterside, and a day to pray for precious spring rains to nurture the crops.
A series of events and activities were held at Dongtian Park throughout the day.
South China Sea Blessing Ceremony
Yazhou Folk Performances
Yazhou Folk Painting & Calligraphy Gathering
Yazhou Temple Fair
Chinese Traditional Culture Lecture
Sanya Dongtian Park 三亚大小洞天旅游区
Address: Yazhou Bay, 40 km southwest from Sanya City, Hainan Province, China/ 中国海南省三亚市区以西40公里的南山西南隅崖州湾
Tel: +86-898-8883 0188
Transport: Bus Route 25 or taxi
In addition, other scenic spots such as Wuzhizhou Island also launched activities to celebrate the traditional Chinese holiday on the day.
First Writing Ceremony at Wuzhizhou Island
An ancient-style “first writing ceremony” was held Wuzhizhou Island on March 18th,2018. Dozens of children attended the event to experience the traditional Chinese culture.
First writing ceremony, also called “kaibi ceremony”, is one of the most important events for students in ancient China. At the beginning of school sessions, parents would take their children to attend the First Writing Ceremony. Teachers would put a red dot on the students’ forehead as it represents the opening of the wisdom eye since the words “red dot” are pronounced the same as “wisdom” in Chinese. Then, teachers would give lectures on basic principles of behavior.
Wuzhizhou Island 蜈支洲岛
Address: Wuzhizhou Island, Haitang Bay, Sanya / 三亚市海棠湾镇蜈支洲岛
Transport: Bus Route 28 and Haitang Line 1
Mountain Hiking at Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park 亚龙湾热带天堂森林公园
Telephone: +86-898-3823 8888
Address: Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya 三亚市亚龙湾国家旅游度假区