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Mushroom Houses of Hani Minority The Hani people usually build their villages on the south slopes of the mountains. A village comprises from ten to as many as 400 households, which are related by blood ties... Nov. 21, 2017
Culture and Art of Hani People Hani People is noted for their abundant literature forms ranging from mythology, legend, poem, riddle to proverb among others. Mythologies and legends are the most ancient and numerous, mostly preserved in epics... Nov. 17, 2017
Hani Festivals Like the Han people, the Hanis celebrate the Spring Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. Their traditional festivals include October Festival, June Festival and etc... Nov. 16, 2017
Hani Terrace Culture Among the continuous stretch of Ailao Mountain, the Hanis have created thousands of rice terraces that climb upwards like green staircases or watery pools—depending on the season— along the slopes of mountains... Nov. 10, 2017
Fashion of Hani People The Hani people prefer clothing made of home-spun dark blue cloth. Children before 7 years old have no sexual divisions in their clothing... Nov. 10, 2017
Eating Habits of Hani Minority Their staple foods are rice and corn. Sour and spicy are their favorite tastes. They pick wild vegetables to make soup, and use leaves of fragrance as condiment. Both Hani men and women are generally smokers and... Nov. 09, 2017
Traditional Marriage Customs of Hani People Hani people are hospitable and warm-hearted. When visiting an ordinary Hani family, you will be served with the Hani home-made cigarette pipe. If you are not a smoker, you could decline in a courteous manner... Nov. 09, 2017
Origins and History of Hani Ethnic Minority Historical records indicate that a tribal people called the "Heyis" was active south of the Dadu River in the 3rd century B.C. These were possibly the ancestors of the Hanis of today. According to the records, some... Nov. 08, 2017
Dogs and Snakes in the Lahu Spiritual and Daily Life Lahus have several myths that focus on the contributions of dogs to human life. In one of them, the ancestor of the Lahu was fed with the milk of a female dog (not unlike the she-wolf story of... Oct. 25, 2017
Residence of Lahus The houses of the Lahus are quite similar in style and structure to those of the Dai. The size of the house varies according to the size of the family, from smaller houses, which accommodate four or five people, to large... Oct. 25, 2017
Lahus Marriage and Wedding Customs Most marriages are monogamous. Traditionally, boys marry when they are 16 or 17 and girls marry when they are 13 or 14. Young people are given a fair amount of freedom in choosing their partners as long as they are not... Oct. 23, 2017
Lahu People Like Spicy Food The Lahus like spicy food. They have a saying that goes "cooking without chili is the same as cooking without oil". Rice and corn are the staple grains, and Lahu eat two meals daily, but they also eat smaller amounts of... Oct. 23, 2017
New Year Festival of the Lahu people The main festivals of the Lahu people include the Lahukuzha Festival, Torch Festival, New Rice Festival, Duane Festival and others. The Lahukuzha Festival is the New Year Festival of the Lahu people. It... Oct. 20, 2017
Original Ecological Culture of Lahu Minority The music and dances of the Lahu people have their unique styles and are permeated with life. There are many melodies and songs. Their dances, numbering about 40, are characterized by foot tapping and swinging to the... Oct. 19, 2017
People of Lahu ethnic group love black color In ancient times, all the Lahu people wore robes. Nowadays, men usually wear collarless black short coat, with light-colored or white shirts. They wear loose long pants, and wear skullcaps or simply tie a... Oct. 18, 2017
History of Lahu people Legend says that the forbears of the Lahu people, who were hunters, began migrating southward to lush grassland which they discovered while pursuing a red deer.Some scholars hold that during the Western Han Dynasty... Oct. 18, 2017
Uzbek Customs and Taboos The Uzbek people attach much importance to rites and customs. They respect the elderly in every aspect of their lives. If two persons go out by horse, the senior one will be seated in front of the young one... Oct. 12, 2017
People of Uzbek ethnic minority fond of singing and dancing People of Uzbek ethnic minority are very fond of singing and dancing. Their traditional music boasts a rich content, including folk songs and dances, rap, classical song cycle and many other forms and... Oct. 10, 2017
Main festivals of Uzbek ethnic minority The main festivals in Uzbek ethnic minority include "Mawlid al-Nabi", "Id al-fitr" and "Corban Festival". The traditional festivals of Uzbek ethnic minority are similar to the festivals of other ethnic... Oct. 10, 2017
Traditional Costumes of Uzbek People Both men and women of Ozbek ethnic minority like wearing little colorful hats. There are many kinds of little colorful hats, such as the hats with edges, the hats without edges, the hats with patterns on the top... Oct. 06, 2017
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