Fenghuang County Festivals and Events

Fenghuang, a place with many ethnic minorities, has many unique folk festivals and the strong customs, which have become the major scenery line of Hunan Tourism. Although there are many traditional festivals in China, the most exciting is undoubtedly unique festivals for tourism. Here, China Dragon Tours will introduce the representative ethnic festivals in Fenghuang County.

Flower-jumping Festival of Miao(苗族跳花节)

Time: April 8 of Lunar Calendar
Location: Shanjiang Town, Fenghuang County
The flower-jumping festival of Miao People in Fenghuang is celebrated on the Tuojiang River of Hunan Province. This festival is one of the famous festivals of Miao People in Fenghuang, which has a long history. During the festival, the Miao people, especially young men and women, will be dressed in festival costumes. The women will be wrapped with adornments, such as a silver bell, silver bead and silver chains. Men play traditional music instruments and dance with women, who shake their bells and handkerchiefs.

(Fenghuang) Miao Costume & Ornaments Festival

Time: Undetermined
Location: Fenghuang County
Thirteen Miao performing arts groups from Hunan, Guizhou and Sichuan provinces show their fine silver ornaments and colorful costumes with distinctive national and regional characteristics.

Hunan Autumn Rural Tourism Festival

Time: September 27
Location: Machong Township, Fenghuang County
The 2017 Hunan Autumn Rural Tourism Festival was launched in Laodong Village, Machong Township on September 27. It was co-organized by the Hunan Tourism Development Committee and the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture Government. The Festival is themed “singing for Fenghuang, falling love with Miao village”. It highlights Miao people’s production work, customs, entertainment activities, and autumn harvest activities. Fenghuang’s picturesque natural scenery and ancient folk customs are showcased to promote rural tourism here, create the “splendid Fenghuang, beautiful Miao village” tourism brand, and enhance one-for-all tourism.

Dragon Boat Festival(端午节)

Time: May 5 of Lunar Calendar
Location: Fenghuang County
The Dragon Boat Festival, also named the Duanwu Festival, is celebrated on May 5 in the lunar calendar. It is a folk festival widely passed down with a history of over two thousand years, and one of the most important festivals as well. There are various celebrating activities on the day of Dragon Boat Festival. Local dragon boat teams will prepare for the coming competition celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival.