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  • The New Year and the Bull-Butchering Ceremony

    There is only traditional Dulong festival, namely the New Year, "Ka'erjiangwa" in the Dulong language. It is held after the autumn harvest, usually from December to the next January. Both the date and duration are uncertain.

  • Zha Bai Song Festival and June 6th Festival

    There are many festivals celebrated by the Buyi people. Most of these festivals are associated with holding feasts at the hillside, making friends, playing games, singing songs and courting.

  • Panhu Worshipping and Panwang Festival

    is the name of a legendary dragonlike dog. Panhu is actually a totem to the Yao people. Many Yao people believe that Panhu is their first ancestor. They worship him and offer sacrifice to him and gradually a particular fete came into being---Panwang Festival.

  • Holding memorial ceremony with fresh flowers for the hero

    On the 15th of third month in every lunar year, Nus in the Gongshan spend joyfully the grand traditional festival---Fresh Flowers Festival (also called "Fairy Festival).

  • The Happy Water-splashing Festival

    The Water-splashing Festival is the most ceremonious and characteristic festival of the Dai people. In fact, it is New Year in Dai calendar, equal to the Spring Festival for Han people. It is called the Water-splashing Festival because during the festival days, people splash water to each other for good luck.

  • "Borrowing Duan" and "Spending Mao"

    The Duan Festival is the grandest in the year for Suis. "The Duan Festival" is calculated according to the Sui Book and Sui calendar. The Sui calendar also divides a year into twelve months and four seasons, but it takes the lunar ninth month as the beginning of a year and the lunar eighth month as the end of a year and it used the twelve earthly branches to designate days.

  • Torch Festival and Yi New Year

    Yis scatter over very widely and they are divided into many branches, so their festival culture is also very varied and colorful. There are festivals concerning producing, social intercourse and entertaining, commemorating, celebrating, and religious sacrifice offering, which have a great variety and rich quantity. The Torch Festival and Yi New Year are the grandest and spread over the largest area among the festivals.

  • The Interesting "Water-splashing Festival"

    The De'angs believe in Hinayana (a branch of Buddhism). Every year, they celebrate "Jinwa" (Close-the-Door, which means "Buddha going into the temple") and "Chuwa" (Open-the-Door, which means "Buddha coming out of the temple"). Beside these, they celebrate the Water-Splashing Festival.

  • The New Year of Tibetan lunar calendar

    Tibetan festivals are rich and varied. Among the numerous festivals, there are festivals about producing, commemorating, social intercourse, and recreational and sports activities. There are also many religious festivals. The New Year of Tibetan lunar calendar, the Linka Festival and the Xuedun Festival are the three most famous festivals among them.

  • The Bullfight Festival

    There are many Dong festivals, of which some are shared with the Han people: Spring Festival, the Mid-autumn Day, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Tomb-sweeping Day; some are of their own tradition: the Dong New Year, February 2nd, April 8th, June 6th, Bullfight Festival, etc.

  • Playing Green Dragon and White Elephant

    Achangs generally believe in Hinayana, a branch of Buddhism. They have a lot of festivals, most of which are related with Buddhism, like: Water-splashing Festival, New Year (or Spring Festival), the Jinwa (Buddha going into a temple), the Chuwa (Budda coming out of the temple), Torch Festival, Change Yellow Clothes, Watering Flowers Festival, Huijie Festival (Fair Street Festival), etc.

  • New Rice Festival

    The Wa nationality is a farming nationality. Their productive forces were low in the past and their capacity of resisting natural disasters was comparatively weak

  • Characteristic Traditional Festival of Sani People

    The festivals of Sani people have traditional folk festivals of their own besides Lunar Festival, Tomb-sweeping Day, Dragon boat Festival, Mid-autumn Festival. The Torch Festival and Mizhi Festival are characteristic ceremony of local ethnic.

  • The Convivial Torch Festival of Sani People

    On the night of 29th July, the torch Day of Sani people is in two days. However, when we were on the way to Mlile, we saw that in almost one-kilometer way there are young guys dancing and singing in a circle. The sound of flute and great three strings spread over hill surroundings.

  • Aini Ethnic Peoples Festivals

    Gatanpa is a word from Aini language, means renaissance of everything. This is New Year Festival of Aini people, the most important festival of theirs.

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