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Walnut picking festival in Yunnan’s Dali to pray for a good harvest

By : InKunming | Published: 2018-09-04

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[InKunming--YunnanThe 2018 Yunnan Dali Yangbi walnut picking festival was celebrated on September 1 in the locality. A grand walnut sacrifice ceremony inherited the ancient tradition of Yangbi, praying for a bumper grain harvest and a better life.

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During the one-month event, local snacks, products exhibition and delicious walnuts will enable visitors to get known with the special cuisine and national culture of Yangbi where is referred as “the hometown of Chinese walnut” with moderate climate, fertile soil and sufficient sunshine.

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Under an old walnut tree in Guang Ming village of Yangbi county, walnut picking opening ceremony named “Kaigan” was held jointly with joyful music and Yi dance. Kaigan means that the walnut is mature to eat, and can bring happiness and health to people.

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(Editors: Christine, Rachel)


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