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Yunnan minority festivals schedule

By : ynta.gov.cn|Updated: 2011-05-24

 
 

 

Minority

Festival

Date

(Lunar Calendar)

Venue

Activities

Yi

Torch Festival

Jun 24th  to 25th

Shilin (Stone Forest), Chuxiong, Dali

Torching, wrestling, bull fighting, Singing and dancing

 

Dage (Singing) Festival

Feb 8th

Dayao, Shuangjiang

Picking azaleas

Bai

March Fair Festival

Mar 14th to 16th

Dali

Fair, singing and dancing

Shibao Mountain Singing Competition

Late Jul, early Aug

Jianchuan

Singing Bai love songs

Miao

Huashan (Flower Mountain) Festival

Jan 3rd

Pingbian, Yongshan

Singing, climbing swords pole

Naxi

Sanduo Festival

Feb 8th

Lijiang

Horse racing, picnicking

Muosuo

Chaoshan Festival (Pilgrimage to the Goddess)

Jul 25th

Lugu Lake (Ninglang)

Making sacrifice to Goddess, singing and dancing, meeting  “A’xia”

Jingpo

Munaozongge Festival

Jan 15th

Luxi, Longchuan

Staging Wenbeng Dance

Tibetan

Horse Racing Festival

May 5th

Shangri-la

Horse racing, picnicking

Dragon Boat Festival

May 5th

Diqing

Horse racing, singing and dancing, picnicking

Buyi

Niuwang (Buffalo King) Festival

Apr 8th

Luoping, Fuyuan

Singing and dancing, feeding buffaloes

 

Dai

Water Splashing Festival

Mar 

Xishuangbanna, Dehong

Splashing water, boat racing, flying Kongming Lantern

 

Hani

New Rice Festival

1st and 2nd Dragon Day of Apr

Honghe

Enjoying new rice, making sacrifice to heaven and passed-away relatives

 

Hani’s New Year

Oct

Pu’er, Honghe

Making sacrifice to ancestors, organizing street banquet

 

Zhuang

Longduan Day

Mar

Funing

Fair, singing and dancing

 

Lisu

Swords Pole Day

Feb 8th

Nujiang, Baoshan

Climbing swords pole, singing and dancing

Singing Competition

Dec or Next Jan

Nujiang

Bathing, singing competition

Bathing Festival

During Chinese New Year

Diqing

Bathing, making new friends

Hui

Bairam Festival

Oct 1st,Islam calendar

Kunming

Salat

Lahu

Calabash Festival

Oct

Lancang

Fair, singing and dancing

Wa

Drum Festival

Dec

Ximeng, Cangyuan

Playing wooden drums, slaughtering cattle, singing and dancing

Yao

Panwang Festival

May 29th

Wenshan, Honghe

Making sacrifice to ancestors, singing and dancing

Pumi

Zhuanshanhui Festival (trekking around Shizi Mountain)

May 5th

Ninglang

Trekking in the mountain, firing guns, singing and dancing

A’chang

Huijie

Sep 15th

Nujiang, Dehong

Singing and dancing

Jinuo

Jidalong (Making Sacrifice to Dragon) Festival

Mar

Xishuangbanna

Staging drums dances, bamboo dances, playing spinners

Shui

Dragon Boat Festival

Late Aug to early Oct

Fuyuan

Staging copper-drum dance, seeking lovers

Dulong

Kaquewa Festival (Dulong’s New Year)

Dec

Gongshan

Slaughtering cattle, making sacrifice to heaven, singing and dancing

 

Ai’ni

Yekuzha Festival

Jun

Xishuangbanna

Playing swings, singing and dancing, partying

 

Nu

Flowers Festival

Mar 15th

Nujiang

Collecting flowers offered to Goddess

Nu’s New Year

Dec 29th

Nujiang

Singing and dancing, assorted sport games

Bulang

Guanmen Festival (Closing the Door Festival)

Jun

Xishuangbanna

Any romantic affairs forbidden

De’ang

Water Splashing Festival

One week after Qingming (Brightness  Festival)

Ruili

Splashing water, singing and dancing