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Temoke Festival of Jinuo Ethnic People

Temoke Festival is the grandest festival of Jinuo people in Xishuangbanna Prefecture. It’s spent from Feb 2nd to 8th. Jinuo people have legend that: long time ago, a woman had been pregnant for years but never delivered a child. One day after nine years and nine months, she finally gave birth to a boy who grew up quickly and became a muscular man holding a hammer and clamp. He was very clever and mastered superb skills as a blacksmith without being taught. He established stoves and anvils to forge lots of iron farming tools for Jinuo people, such as sickles, axes, and knives etc. that helped better their life greatly. Therefore, Jinuos then spend Temoke Festival each year to honor him; they refer to it vividly as “Iron Forging Festival” or “Blacksmith Festival”.

During the festival, Jinuo people would hold events and games such as butchering cattle, Drum Sacrificial Ceremony, Dagu (Big Dum) Dance, swinging, throwing sachets, and stilt-walking etc. The most important is to hold symbolic ceremony for Iron Forging, offering a rhizomyids (bamboo rat) to the blacksmith of the village. In 1988, Xishuangbanna Prefectural Government set Temoke as the “New Year Festival” of Jinuo group and dated it from Feb 6th to 8th. 

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