Cruise staged to mark Dragon Heads-raising Day
A dragon boat cruise is held in Ningbo's Yinzhou district on March 14, which is also known as Dragon Heads-raising Day. [Photo/cnnb.com.cn]
A dragon boat cruise was held in Ningbo's Yinzhou district on March 14.
March 14 marks the second day of the second lunar month, also called Dragon Heads-raising Day, as it is thought to be the day when the dragon awakes and raises its head according to a Chinese folk legend.
The cruise, which featured 18 dragon boat teams, had a total length of 37.13 kilometers.
The event, with its main venue located in Yunlong town and 11 sub-venues in towns including Jiangshan, Xianxiang, attracted nearly 10,000 visitors.
The event, which marked the start of a series of cultural and tourism activities in Yinzhou, was broadcasted live.
According to Wang Libo, head of the Yinzhou Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film, Tourism and Sports, more than 100 activities featuring the four seasons and local customs are slated to be held in the district throughout the year.