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Huanjiang to hold Fenlong Festival celebration
Updated: 2021-06-18

The Fenlong Festival celebration will be held between June 24 and July 4, according to a press conference held by Hechi's Huanjiang Maonan autonomous county on June 17.

Fenlong Festival is held every year after summer solstice, and it is an ancient and important festival for Maonan people.

At the festival's opening ceremony on June 24, a prayer ceremony will be held in Xia'nan town. The event will present traditional Maonan song and dance performances, sports competitions and chess competitions. It will also see the creation of a special Maonan food street.

Various interesting craft activities such as bamboo hat weaving and Nuo mask-carving will be on display. Visitors will come to understand traditional Maonan culture through activities such as tug-of-war competitions, fishing in fish ponds and chicken-catching in the countryside.

The Guangxi division of the national dragon boat race will also be held in Huanjiang's aquatic sports center from July 3 to 4. There will be a singing competition, and a folk song party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.

During the festival, Huanjiang will also release a theme song named "Welcome to Maonan". Visitors can travel around Huanjiang during the festival. The Mulun Karst Ecology Tourism Scenic Area, Niujiaozhai Waterfall Scenic Area, Ruiliang cave in Chuanshan town, and Chenshuang village are among the recommended scenic spots.


The previous dragon boat race held in Huanjiang. [Photo/Hechi Daily]

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