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Yunnan Shilin Int'l Torch Festival to be unveiled on July 18

By : InKunming|Updated: 2011-07-12

With the theme of “Harmony & Jubilance”, the 14-day Shilin International Torch Festival will be unveiled on July 18 in Shilin Yi Autonomous County that is located in the east of Yunnan Province.

A series of activities will be held then, such as exhibitions of special local products and ethnic embroidery, competitions for wrestling, ethnic songs and daces, evening party and torch gala night etc.

The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth lunar month. On that day, Yi people from Shilin County gather at the Stone Forest and participate in various activities, such as shopping in the open market fair, bull fighting, dancing and a fireworks display. It is also a good opportunity for young men and women to meet their prospective spouses.