PHOTOS Firecracker Dragon Festival celebrated in SW China

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Firecracker Dragon Festival celebrated in SW China

CGTN

14:18, February 17, 2019

Local villagers perform the dragon dance amid the flames to celebrate the traditional Firecracker Dragon Festival in Binyang County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Friday. /VCG Photo

The festival, which falls on the 11th day of the first month of the Lunar New Year, is celebrated by both the ethnic Han and Zhuang people of the region. And it was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2008. /VCG Photo

Bare-chested performers usually hold dragons on poles and march among the firecrackers to pray for a happy and prosperous year. It is said that people who cross under the dragon belly during the festival will experience good health and safety during the new year. /VCG Photo

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