2021 Dujiangyan Water Release Festival took place on April 2.
The 2021 Dujiangyan Water Release Festival took place on April 2. This year, the Festival included a ceremony of releasing water at the Dujiangyan Irrigation System Scenic Spot, which imitated the traditional approach dating back 2,000 years, paid homage to the ancient wisdom of Li Bing and his son, and prayed for blessings for the local residents. A series of cultural activities were presented to highlight the character of Dujiangyan.
As one of the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage, the Dujiangyan Water Release Festival has grown into a window through which the rest of the world could catch glimpses of China. As Dujiangyan's tourism industry continues to climb the ladder, the festival has gradually developed into a major event that carries forward traditional culture.
This year's festival was broadcast live online to showcase the diversified landscape of the Western Sichuan Plain, telling the touching story of Li Bing and his son, who mobilized local people to combat and control the flood 2,000 years ago.
In order to raise the global profile of Dujiangyan, 2,277 renowned tourists and well-wishers from home and abroad were invited to celebrate the 2,277th anniversary of the construction of Dujiangyan Irrigation System and picked out 10 lucky ones who were treated to a journey to Dujiangyan for free, and these lucky winners attended the opening ceremony in person.