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Yunnan Ethnic Village sees festival celebrations in April

By : InKunming | Published: 2012-April-5

 
Tourists in Yunnan Ethnic Village splashes water to each other, for celebrating the New Year Festival of Dai people.
 

From 6th April to 15th April, Yunnan Ethnic Village will celebrate the 1374th New Year Festival of Dai Calendar and March 3rd Festival of Yao Calendar, during which all kinds of celebration activities will be held. And it will be a good opportunity for tourists experience various ethnic customs.

New Year Festival of Dai Calendar is considered as the luckiest days by Dai people and the traditional festival of Achang, De’ang and Bulang as well. Yunnan Ethnic Village has also created it into one of the most well-known branded celebration activities, which means that this festival will be much grander than any other time. To celebrate it, beautiful Dai songs will be kept playing on the main square and interesting “jumping bamboo poles dance” will be showed on the square of De’ang village. Tourists can join in variety of folk games like carrying bride and pushing wheelbarrow etc. In the main road of Ethnic Village, parade carrying golden Buddhist statue and showing distinguished Dai ethnic dances will be led by Peacock Princess and Prince of Dai who are on the back of elephant.

As for the March 3rd Festival of Yao Calendar, it is also full of ethnic features. In fact, it is also called as “Gan Ba Festival”, during which Yao people will go hunting and fishing together and celebrate harvest by singing and dancing. The festival parade of Yao in Ethnic Village will toast to tourists and several ethnic musicals and folk custom activities will lead tourists to experience ethnic folk cultures.

Delicious food should not be missed while playing in Yunnan Ethnic Village. Tourists can find a variety of ethnic-featured snacks in ethnic restaurant and around Madami Café, such as roast fish, roast goat cheese, roast tofu and rice noodles with mutton.

Tips: the ticket of Yunnan Ethnic Village will remain unchanged during the festival days---90 yuan for full price and 45 yuan for half price. (Editor:Annie, Minnie Mao)

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