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Mojiang Culture

Mojiang Hani Autonomous County (墨江哈尼族自治县) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Mojiang International Twins Festival (the Sun Festival of Hani Ethnic Group) is held every year in Mojiang County, attracting over one thousand of twins from different countries and regions. During the festival, celebrating activities include Twins Talents Show, Beauty Pageant, Fist Guessing Contest of Hani People, Twins Parade, Pilgrimage to the Twin Wells and Carnival called “Painting Your Face Black” etc, which makes the culture of Mojiang very colorful and attractive.

The Twins Festival

Since 2005, Mojiang has held International Twins Festival, it has been successfully held the tenth. This year, 2015, "the Eleventh China International Twins Festival Mojiang Tropic of Cancer cum Hani Sun Festival" will also be held as scheduled in Mojiang County, Yunnan Pu'er City. Mojiang annual Twins Days Festival is coming, this is the largest gathering of twins festival. By then thousands of twins from around the world gathered at the famous tourist attraction in Yunnan - Mojiang twin town to spend their own holiday, and through a variety of performances to showcase their talent. During the holiday season is filled with Mojiang twins, triplets, you will be these Meng Meng Da twins, triplets confused and disoriented.

The Culture of Hani People

Hani houses are usually two or three stories high, built with bamboo, mud, stone and wood. The traditional clothing of the Hani is made with dark blue fabric. The men dress in short jackets and in long wide pants. They also wear white or black turbans. The women dress depends on which clan they belong to. There is no gender difference in the clothing of children under the age of seven. Hani are known for their vocal polyphonic singing. Eight-part polyphony was recorded in the 1990s. They play traditional musical instruments, end-blown flute labi (俄比) and three-stringed plucked lute lahe. Part of thousand-year old culture is terraced fields.

Sun Festival of Hani Ethnic Group

On Sunday, people of the Hani ethnic group in southwest China's Yunnan Province held the first of what will be an annual carnival to celebrate a traditional sun festival with singing and dancing performances. The carnival will last for three days in Mojiang Hani Autonomous County, known as "City of the Sun" because the Tropic of Cancer runs through it. As part of the ongoing Kunming International Tourism Festival, the carnival featured fashion shows of traditional Hani style costumes, a seminar on Hani culture and games such as tug of war, cockfights, spinning tops and seesaws.

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