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The traditional Opera Meeting on " the second day of the second lunar month " is the oldest, most well-known, largest and most representative folk cultural event in Yimen county. It is said that the second day of the second month of the lunar calendar is the day “when the dragon raises its head”. The dormant dragon is awakened by the thunder of spring thunder, soars to the sky, makes the cloud and brings the rain to welcome the arrival of the spring. It is the day in a year that brings good weather to the crops. Every year on the second day of the second lunar month, people in Yimen county will get to Longquan National Forest Park to perform lion and dragon dances, and local opera will be performed 3 days in a row to pray for good weather and good harvest in the coming year. Today, after years of development, the influence of the " the second day of the second lunar month " traditional opera is expanding day by day. While maintaining the performance of traditional operas, Yimen county has added a series of cultural activities, which not only enriches the content and format of traditional opera on " the second day of the second lunar month", but also attracts people from the surrounding areas of Yimen county to come to watch opera, visit relatives and friends, do sightseeing, trade and business, making the traditional opera on " the second day of the second lunar month" vibrant.