Honghe Festivals and Events
There are 10 ethnic groups have lived there for generations, including Han, Yi, Hani, Miao, Zhuang, Dai, Yao, Hui, Lahu, Bai and other minorities. Yi and Hani are two main ethnic minority groups, accounting for more than 40% of total population. Therefore, many ethnic festivals and entertainments are celebrated in Honghe Prefecture.
1. Kuzhazha Festival(矻扎扎节)
Celebrated in the middle of the 6th lunar month, Kuzhazha Festival is also called June New Year. It is the grandest traditional festival of Hani people as hilarious as Spring Festival of Han people. Its main activities are playing the swing, wrestling, singing and dancing.
2. Long Street Banquet
Long Street Banquet is divided into three types, village God worship long street banquet, June New Year long street banquet and October New Year long street banquet. It shows Hani culture, costume, musical dance and swing performance.
3. Huashan Festival(花山节)
Generally, Huashan festival of Miao is held around May 1st every year. Flower pole is the significant symbol of the festival. On this day, Miao people wear traditional costume, perform Lusheng(芦笙表演) and choose the king of flower pole.
4. Honghe Hani Rice Terraces Culture Tourism Festival(红河哈尼梯田文化旅游节)
Honghe is well-known for its terrace culture. Tourist can enjoy the charm of Hani terrace, experience the true life of Hani people and their farming culture, through watching singing and dancing in the field, seeing the sunrise and tasting long street banquet during the festival.
Other festivals and activities
Huadeng Dance of Yi(花灯舞)
Torch Festival of Yi(彝族火把节)
Panwang Festival of Yao(瑶族盘王节)
Eid al-Fitr Festival of Hui(回族开斋节)
Colored Rice Festival of Zhuang(壮族花米饭节)
Dragon Boat Festival in Mengzi City(蒙自端午节赛龙舟)
Confucius Culture Festival of Jianshui County(建水孔子文化节)
Jianshui Purple Pottery Cultural Tourism Festival(建水紫陶文化旅游节)
Axi Tiaoyue Dance Festival of Axi Ethnic People in Mile County(弥勒阿细跳乐)
Lantern Festival of Jianshui Confucius Temple in Jianshui County(建水县文庙灯会)
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