Yimen Er-yue-er


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March 13th 2013
Published: March 15th 2013
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"Er-yue-er - Long tai tou"...that was the tradition saying...on the 2nd Lunar Febuary, the dragon twist! In the Chinese solar term for the climate, from this day on...rain fall will begin. It was very important in the old day for farmer as some plantation works should be ready. many places in Han China people did thing related to the word "dragon". in Kunming...barber shop would be very busy and price would be double as many people(kids) will shave a mohican style as it look like dragon! Here in Yimen they had a event to celebrate this day. Said it was came down more than 200 year of history. A drought had attacked the area, when thing got too serious and a dragon in the Dragon well(inside Longquan Park) twist, the head came up outside the water surface and began to sprayed the world with water. That was on the 2nd Lunar Febuary, to thank and encouraged the dragon coming back each year to blessed the land, people started to pay respect to the well, organised opera singing and praised the deity, year went on...up until today...it became a big market and fair attracted many vendors from different area of the region. even got animal show with tiger, street artists presented acrobatic performance. The event would last for 3 days with opera show each day inside the park temple stage. for the local...a great opportunity for outing and picnic, in the park, in the square, wherever you find space! women would gather to dance and sing, one of the most important item to carry within a group must be a mp3 loudspeaker, where they could started dance with music whenever they feel like! good atmosphere!


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