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Qingming Water-Releasing Festival

  Dujiangyan is the headwaters of the land of abundance and benefits the whole Western Sichuan Plain. The Tomb-Sweeping Day every lunar calendar year (April 5) is the greatest festival in Dujiangyan irrigation area. On that day, with the masterminding of the local government bigwig who plays the role as a host, the weir workers would cut off bamboo ropes and pull down Macha (log tripod) to release water. Both banks of the weir are crowded with people, and people would cheer for the torrential water. In 2006, Water-Releasing Festival of Dujiangyan was added to the first batch of Intangible Culture Heritage List.