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Dunhuang murals reveal festival traditions

Updated: 2018-03-20 10:41:50

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[Photo/Dunhuang Research Academy]

The traditional Chinese Longtaitou Festival, or Dragon Head Raising Festival, falls on the second day of the second lunar month each year, which refers to the start of spring and farming. This year's festival landed on March 18.

The Dunhuang Research Academy released a series of ancient Dunhuang murals online Sunday, revealing rich customs and traditions from the Longtaitou Festival, including sacrifice, haircuts, farming, enlightening education and tasting "dragon food".

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