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Fire Dragon Dance Captures Wide Attention

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Fire dragon dance performance (file photo)


On January 30, a fire dragon dance was staged at the stadium of Jishou University. Enjoying a history of more than 300 years, the fire dragon dance is a traditional ritual activity commonly held by Miao people in Xiangxi when praying for good weather and bumper harvest. Recently the traditional event has drawn a large crowd. CGTN or CCTV-9, a 24-hour English news channel of China Central Television based in Beijing, will go to Xiangxi to record the activity and introduce it to the world.

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Translator: Xiao Juan

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