The hometown of dragon lanterns is Tongliang, Chongqing. It originated in the Ming Dynasty and includes two series of dragon lantern dances and colored lantern dances. In 2006, it was included in the first batch of China’s intangible cultural heritage list.
Playing dragon lanterns is a cultural and traditional custom in China, and people generally like to play dragon lanterns during large holidays in order to celebrate. So which city is often said to be the home of dragon lanterns? Here is a small part to give you a specific introduction.
The hometown of Chinese dragon lantern is located in Tongliang, Chongqing. During large-scale holidays, dragon lanterns are all over every corner of the city, and the dragon dance is one after another, the scene is very lively.
Tongliang district of Chongqing is famous for its dragon all over the country and even the world. “Tongliang Dragon Dance” originated in the Ming dynasty, developed in the Qing dynasty, has been retained until now, has become China’s unique cultural heritage. It was included in the first Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2006, and the Tongliang Dragon Lantern is one of the top 10 folk art in Bayu.
The Tongliang Dragon Dance is not a single activity, but is closely related to other folk activities. Fireworks and dragon fireworks, unique accompanying music, ingenious props conception, frugal costumes, mass participation, etc., are very local characteristics and attract many tourists to visit.
Bronze beam dragon dance includes two series: dragon lantern dance and lantern dance. The dragon lantern dance mainly includes 10 varieties such as big vermicular dragon, fire dragon, straw dragon, etc. The lantern dance mainly includes 12 varieties such as fish leaping dragon gate, loach eating dumplings, Sanjo, and bright lion.
The art of Tongliang dragon dance not only has a great influence in China, but also shines abroad. It has participated in many large-scale national events or opening ceremonies. In addition, it has been arranged to go abroad to represent Chinese culture and participate in some exchange activities.