Miao people celebrate Huashan Festival in Yunnan
By Yang Fan ( chinadaily.com.cn )
People from the Miao ethnic group celebrated Huashan Festival in Luquan county, Kunming city, Yunnan province on June 20. The festival showcased an array of dances, bull fights, delicacies and traditional costumes.
More than 40,000 Miao people descended on the county's cultural square early to watch dance performances and hear songs from different ethnic groups.
Performers from the Miao ethnic group dance at Huashan Festival in Quanlu county near the city of Kunming, Shaanxi province, on June 5. [Photo/kunming.cn]
Stealing the show and attracting the crowds was an elderly Miao lady who performed flax weaving, allowing visitors to get an intimate look at the intangible cultural heritages of the Miao ethnic group.
A number of bull fights were held in the afternoon. In keeping with the Miao people's belief that the more fierce the fight, the greater the harvest will be, the owners of the bulls tried their best to frustrate their bulls.
Two bulls fight at Huashan Festival in Quanlu county near Kunming, Shaanxi province, on June 5. [Photo/kunming.cn]
Edited by Jacob Hooson