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Wooden-bench dragon dance performed to celebrate Chinese Lantern Festival in East China’s Zhejiang

Updated: Feb 18,2019 9:03 AM     Xinhua

Aerial photo shows members of a rural female dancing team performing wooden-bench dragon dance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 19 this year, at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019. Yaokou village is famous for its wooden-bench dragon dance, which is originated from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The wooden-bench dragon is 130 meters long with 58 wooden benches linked together, on which various lantern decorations are installed. People dressed in traditional costumes would dance the wooden-bench dragon at major festival events to pray for good luck in a new year.[Photo/Xinhua]

Villagers visit the wooden-bench dragon exhibited in the rural cultural hall at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Aerial photo shows members of a rural female dancing team performing wooden-bench dragon dance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 19 this year, at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

Aerial photo shows members of a rural female dancing team performing wooden-bench dragon dance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 19 this year, at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

Aerial photo shows members of a rural female dancing team performing wooden-bench dragon dance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival, l, which falls on Feb 19 this year, at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

Villagers watch traditional opera performance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 19 this year, at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

Members of a rural female dancing team carry the wooden-bench dragon during an event to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 19 this year, at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

Members of a rural female dancing team perform wooden-bench dragon dance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 19 this year, at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

Aerial photo shows members of a rural female dancing team performing wooden-bench dragon dance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 19 this year, at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

Members of a rural female dancing team perform wooden-bench dragon dance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 19 this year, at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

Aerial photo shows villagers watching traditional opera performance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 19 this year, at Yaokou village of Huyuan township in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Feb 17, 2019.[Photo/Xinhua]

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