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Barongsai to Make Debut as Competitive Sport at Natl. Sports Week 2024

Barongsai to Make Debut  as Competitive Sport at Natl. Sports Week 2024
Lion dance or barongsai during Chinese festivity

SEAToday.com, Jakarta - For the first time ever, Barongsai (Lion Dance) will be a contested sport at the upcoming 2024 National Sports Week (PON), co-hosted by Aceh and North Sumatra.

The inclusion comes under the umbrella of the Indonesian Lion Dance Sports Federation (FOBI), which previously held a qualifying round ("Pre-PON") in 2023.

At PON 2024, the Barongsai competition will be divided into three categories, namely Barongsai, Dragon Dance, and Pekingsai. A total of 10 events will be contested within these categories.

PON XXI Aceh-North Sumatra 2024 will take place from September 8 to 20, featuring competitions across 28 sports. This year also marks a historic first, the first time PON will be held in two provinces simultaneously.

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