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Fishing festival opens in Lushunkou

By Hu Xiaoyu (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2018-07-27

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The 15th Lushun Fisherman Festival opens in Lushunkou district, Dalian, Liaoning province, on July 25. The festival aims to promote traditional Chinese culture and raise people’s awareness of the importance of protecting the marine environment. [Photo/WeChat account: gh_b114addbb84f]

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A drum with the Chinese characters qifu, meaning blessing. An assortment of folk performances and sacrificial ceremonies were held by local fishermen at the festival to express their respect for the ocean and their wish to live a happy life. [Photo/WeChat account: gh_b114addbb84f]

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Visitors to the festival throw young olive flounders into the sea to increase the amount of biological resources and to help rebalance the sea's ecosystem. [Photo/WeChat account: gh_b114addbb84f]