19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Jumping over fire to celebrate harvest year

On the 15th day of the first lunar month, the whole village will light a bonfire outside the main gate or by the roadside and jump over the fire dun to symbolise the removal of bad luck and the coming year's good weather and rain! The fire is a symbol of good luck and a good harvest! It is also a rite of passage for young people.

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Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: China
Copyright: © Shaozhen Luo