On the evening of February 19, the annual fire wire dragon dance was held to celebrate the Lantern Festival in Majing'ao Town, Jishou City, Hunan Provnice. Dozens of brave Miao dancers performed in the dazzling fire wire.
Fire wire dragon dance, originated in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, has been a unique folk custom for celebrating the Lantern Festival in Majing'ao town of Jishou City for 300 years. It is an important ritual ceremony to pray for good weather and good harvests. This custom represents the passion, the wildness and the bravery of Xiangxi people.