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Colorful Activities for Dragon Boat Festival in Chongqing

By SHIHAN YANGICHONGQING|May 27,2022

Chongqing- To celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, several scenic spots in Chongqing have launched activities such as dragon boat races, Hanfu parties, and zongzi-making for people to experience the charm of traditional Chinese culture closely.

Since June 2, Mexin Wine Town in Fuling has prepared several Dragon Boat Festival activities. “We have prepared the Chinoiserie intangible cultural heritage market, mini dragon boat race, folk performances, and other festive activities. I hope everyone will have a great time and enjoy the fun of this traditional festival”, said staff in Mexin Wine Town. He also introduced that whoever wearing Hanfu to visit the Mexin Wine Town on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival could take the cableway for free.

Dragon boat racing is a feature of the Dragon Boat Festival. (Photo provided to iChongqing)

In addition, Locajoy Theme Park in Yongchuan District, Chongqing, also launch the zongzi making activity. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to make zongzi for animals with fruits and vegetables. Besides traditional folk customs experience, tourists also have the opportunity to meet the cute tiger babies born in Locajoy Wildlife World.

Adorable tiger cubs in Locajoy Wildlife World. (Photo provided to iChongqing)

As China’s Dragon Township, Tongliang District will hold the “Dragon Boat Festival” in Anju Ancient Town, which will bring splendid activities such as dragon boat races, dragon dances, and “Flower Boat Cruise.” The flower boat is a symbolic display of distinctive regional culture. It relies on themes such as the beautiful natural landscape, traditional scenery, and the blessings contained in it. The hull is packaged into a beautiful pattern through the traditional silk figure skill. The boats will go downstream during the event, and the actors will perform folk culture shows such as Sichuan opera and Chuanjiang Haozi on the boats.

Anju Ancient Town in Tongliang District, Chongqing. (Photo provided to iChongqing)

In addition to theme parks and ancient towns, tourists can also feel the atmosphere of traditional folk culture in urban tourism areas.

From June 1 to 3, Hongyadong scenic area will launch a series of activities, such as buying zongzi with one yuan and a lucky draw of creative zongzi. At Shancheng Alley, visitors will relish an exhibition of bamboo hats. Meanwhile, families can sign up for research activities to learn the stories behind the city’s historic buildings.

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