It is learned from the Publicity Department of Binyang County Party Committee that Binyang Firecracker Dragon Festival will continue to be held this year with a duration of 2 days starting from February 25 (the 10th day of lunar January) to 26th (the 11th day of lunar January). At present, various activities of Firecracker Dragon Festival are under intense preparation.
Firecracker Dragon Festival is a unique traditional festival of Binyang County, with a history of more than 1,000 years. In 2008, the festival was included in the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage list, and was named "China's best intangible cultural heritage festival". Since 2007 saw a hundred dragons dance on the first Binyang Firecracker Festival in Binzhou, Binyang people, who are full of wisdom, have incorporated creativity and harmony into the festival. Thus the festival has become more and more wonderful and its influence has gradually expanded year over year, attracting many domestic and foreign tourists to participate.
Besides classic tradition, this year's Firecracker Dragon Festival will show another splendid achievement. The main activities include one hundred dragons dancing in Binzhou, exhibition of intangible cultural heritage, opening ceremony of evening party, project investment promotion, New Year’s shopping festival for e-commerce, sports temple fair, "cultural Binyang, leisure agritourism" activity.