Festivals and Customs


  • Fire Day - Fire Means Lucky and Auspicious
     Fire Day is also called Fire Worship Festival, which originates from ancient Mongolia's worship of fire. The custom of grand fire of Mongolia has been passed down from ancient time, which is the prelude to the lunar New Year. Before the grand fire, the...
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  • Eight Auspicious Symbols
    The Eight Auspicious Symbols, or "Zha Xi Da Jie" in Tibetan, are a group of choicest combined paintings that are most common in Tibetan paintings and are imbued with profound connotations. The symbols appear mostly on murals, and are sometimes made into...
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  • Festival of Westward Movement of the Xibe Ethnic Group
    The Festival of Westward Movement is a day to commemorate the westward movement of the Xibe ethnic group to guard border areas. As it falls on 18th of the fourth month in lunar calendar, it is called "the Four-one-eight Festival", or Family Remembrance Day...
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  • Major Activities
     A lot of activities, including picnicking, shooting, martial arts competition, singing and dancing are held to celebrate the Festival of Westward Movement. Among them, there are hairspring type songs about westward movement featuring both solo and...
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  • Duan Festival of Shui Ethnic Group
    The people of Shui ethnic group mainly inhabit in compact communities in Sandu Shui Autonomous County of Guizhou Province. Duan Festival is Shui people's most grand traditional festival, which is equivalent to the Spring Festival of the Han nationality....
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  • Main Activities
     Offering sacrifice and horse racing are main activities in Duan Festival.Ancestor worship is held in the New Year's Eve and the early morning of the New Year respectively. Meat dish except the fish cannot be used in the meals of the New Year's Eve and...
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  • Legend
     According to legend, in ancient times, the Shui people trooped away to flee from famine area carrying bronze drums and hoes on their backs and shoulders, but there was no way to settle down even after they moved to Guangdong and Guangxi Province for...
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  • Dragon-boat Festival: "Man's Day" of the Miao
    As a festival of the Miao minority, the Dragon-boat Festival is celebrated in the form of dragon-boat racing in the fifth lunar month every year. Similar to the Han people's custom of dragon-boat racing during the Dragon Boat Festival, it reveals that dragon...
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  • Dragon Heads-raising Day
     Dragon Heads-raising Day falls on the second day of the second lunar month, which is a traditional festival for Han nationality popular in most Chinese regions. The festival is also embraced by many minorities such as the Miao, Zhuang, Man, Dong, Li,...
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  • Dialogue between Tradition, Modern in Tibet
     On the snowy Tibet plateau, traditional elements have been mingled with modern life -- youths dressed in the latest fashion dancing "Guozhuang," office-ladies playing conventional Tibetan music while driving to work and Tibetan girls wearing superb folk...
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