March 8 was the second day of the second lunar month of 2019, and each and every family in Suntou Village of Zhonghe Community, Zhonghe Town, Yongning District, Nanning City butchered pigs and sheep to welcome their close friends and relatives and celebrate the Eryueer Festival. On that day, the village also held a Zhuang activity named Fire Cracker Ball to celebrate this traditional folk festival through various forms such as returning the cracker ball to pray for blessings, delivering the cracker ball to send blessings and grabbing the cracker ball to catch blessings.
Holding the activity of Fire Cracker Ball in Suntou Village, the villagers aimed at commemorating the hardships their ancestors experienced when they built the village, praying for favorable weather for a bumper grain harvest, and expressing people’s infinite yearning for a better life. As the saying goes, the whole year’s work depends on a good start in spring. As farmers celebrated the Eryueer Festival, they also started to work hard in the new year and prepare for this year’s bumper harvest. It was said that this event attracted nearly 20,000 visitors.