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South China Sea blessing ceremony in Sanya, Dragon Heads-raising

Updated: 2018-03-19 20:50:09

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.


Welcome Ceremony


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Opening Ceremony

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South China Sea Blessing Ceremony


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Yazhou Folk Performances


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Yazhou Folk Painting & Calligraphy Gathering


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Yazhou Temple Fair


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Chinese Traditional Culture Lecture


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Dongtian Lecture


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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
Website: http://www.sanyapark.com/
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.


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Wuzhizhou Island 蜈支洲岛
Telephone: 400-114-6666
Website: www.wuzhizhou.com
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


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Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park 亚龙湾热带天堂森林公园

Telephone: +86-898-3823 8888

Website: www.ylwpark.com

Address: Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya 三亚市亚龙湾国家旅游度假区