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The Folk Parade with Carrying the Great Dragon

Wangshi’ao Village, Qiangjiao Town, Ninghai County, "Carrying the Peace Dragon" made a Lantern Festival

"It's wonderful, such a parade is so distinctive!" ...... At 9 a.m. on February 2, at the Cultural Auditorium Square of Wangshiao Village, Qiangjiao Town, Ninghai County, Ningbo City

, hundreds of villagers dressed in festive costumes, beat their waist drums and sang fishing songs, kicking off the Lantern Festival of the local traditional fisherman's folk custom "Carrying the Peace Dragon", which has been suspended for three years, and this time it has finally resumed.

With the sound of a gong, 4 people sounded the gong, 8 people raised the flag to open the road in front, the mighty waist drum team, the road flag team, the dragon lantern team, the dragon flag team, etc. followed closely, the whole village men, women, children and tourists gathered a majestic, lively, 17-meter-long golden Taiping dragon walked up the village head alley, the end of the field, the team stretched for thousands of meters, magnificent.

Wangshi’ao Village is located on the shores of Ninghai Bay and is an ancient fishing village with a history of more than 1,100 years. According to records, the "Peace Dragon Guild" began in the first year of the Wanli Ming Dynasty and has a history of 450 years. The Peace Dragon was originally the mascot of the fishermen, and was established by the ancestors of the Wang family to pray for the divine dragon to bless the whole village with fish and shrimp and ward off evil spirits

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