Where?-- Tan Men Town, QiongHai City,Hainan
When?-- Every year in early August
This year's Tan Men Beach Combing Festival was themed “Meet beautiful things，and discover something new about Tan Men”
Let's look at some interesting highlights from this year's festival:
At the beginning of the festival everyone was given a special beach combing passport and a map.
The whole festival is divided into 5 parts:
1. Traditional and Grand Sacrificial Ceremony
This centuries-old ritual has been carried for over 600 years. The purpose is to pray for the safety out at sea. It is the most important folk element of the Beach Combing Festival. The fishermen pray for good weather and full of harvest by offering a sacrifice to the Dragon King and the Goddness of the sea. You can just pray for your family, health and good luck.
2. Beach Combing and Treasure Hunting
You have the chance to dig for treasure. At sunset, as the tide becomes low and it is the best time to collect sea creatures on the beach or between the rocks.
3. Fisherman’s Sports Meeting
This sports meeting is unique on so many levels. It includes stinging shells, weaving fishing nets, collecting conch, a tug-of-war and some other interesting games.
4.Music Carnival Night
Party the night away with cold beers, good food and great music. Enjoy that summer feeling!
5. Souvenir Market
You can buy exclusive Tan Men Beach Combing Festival souvenirs，seafood sets，agricultural products and other local products here.
Be sure to join the next Tan Men Beach Combing Festival!
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