[Explanation] On the evening of June 13, the opening ceremony of the 37th Wudalianchi Volcano Holy Water Festival was held in the Holy Water Square, Wudalianchi Scenic Area, Heilongjiang Province.
As a festival for the children of all ethnic groups in northern China, 18 activities in five major sections are held, bringing together ethnic customs and diverse cultures such as Manchu, Mongolian, Da, E, and Han.
[Explanation] Wudalianchi Scenic Area sits on the two major resources of volcanoes and mineral springs. It has successively won the titles of World Geopark, World Biosphere Reserve, Hometown of Mineral Water in China, Hometown of Famous Volcanoes in China, and is committed to building an "International Mineral Water Wellness Center "And "world tourist destinations".
The mineral water of Wudalianchi has been used in the private sector for nearly a thousand years and enjoys the reputation of "sacred spring" and "sacred water".
It can be treated, drinked, and bathed, and it is a precious mineral spring resource.
Fan Shengqi, who was invited to participate in the performance this time, is 88 years old. He often performs all over the world. He is full of praise when talking about the water here.
[Concurrent] Performing guest Fan Shengqi
It’s great. You said that when we drank that water, it got gas from the ground, and it contained minerals. In all respects, that’s not a good choice. There are very few mineral waters of this kind in the world, too little. I have been to every country in the world.
[Explanation] At 11 noon that day, a mud battle started on time. The boys from the local middle school sports team, all shirtless, played against each other in the mud pool, which attracted the audience's repeated applause.
In the intangible cultural heritage exhibition area not far away, the stall owners are carefully introducing their own unique craftsmanship to the passing tourists. The birch bark craft inheritor Mo Dairong from the Oroqen nationality told reporters that he learned from his grandmother and My mother has inherited this skill and cherishes it very much. I want to show it to more friends on the Holy Water Festival and hope that it can be passed on in the future.
[Concurrent] Mo Dairong, the inheritor of the birch bark craftsmanship of the Oroqen nationality
If we want to pass on, we must pass on and carry forward the culture of ethnic minorities.
[Explanation] At the Nanyinquan Food Court, Zou Shanshan, a young entrepreneur from Geqiushan Farm, is soliciting past tourists to try her own cold drinks. She said that she signed up early and wanted to take advantage of the volcanic holy water festival. To promote hometown’s characteristic products to more people.
[Concurrent] Merchant Zou Shanshan
We signed up early for this holy water festival.
The main purpose is to promote our fresh milk ice cream, so that more people can learn about this ice cream, and then through this time, this morning, I feel that the flow of people is very special, and I I hope I will sell it on the Holy Water Festival.
[Explanation] At the foot of Yaoquan Mountain, people rushed to the two stone-cast dragon heads that kept spitting water, and it was very lively.
This place is called "Erlongyan". Local citizen Zhang Hongda told reporters that he would come here to "check in" every year during the Dragon Boat Festival.
[Concurrent] Zhang Hongda, a citizen of Wudalianchi
I come every year. Erlongyan is the place where I must check in every time I come back, because our water has the effect of healing and fitness. Even in normal times, Erlongyan and its vicinity are crowded with people.
[Explanation] It is understood that the Wudalianchi Volcano Holy Water Festival has been passed down for hundreds of years.
Historically, the Daur people called it "Womi Nan Festival", the Mongolians, Oroqen, and Ewenki people called it "Shenshui Day", and the Han people called it "Yaoquanhui".
Today, it has become a "outing in a different way" for many ethnic groups in northern China during the Dragon Boat Festival.
Li Jiangming reports from Wudalianchi in Heilongjiang
Editor in charge: [Li Yuxin]