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Folk Songs of Hui People The culture of Hui people originally had been characterized by influences from the traditional culture of Western Asia and assimilation from the Han culture. However, due to the introduction of the Han language as a common... Aug. 22, 2017
Hari Raya Puasa of the Hui Nationality Hari Raya Puasa of the Hui Nationality (Fast Ending Festival), the Hui people living in Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, and Yunnan provinces also call this festival Daerde; it is widely celebrated among the ten Islamic ethnic... Aug. 21, 2017
Clothes Characteristics of Hui Minority The men of the Hui Nationality usually wear the Hui style hats, which are small black-colored and white-colored hats without brims; most of the Hui men like to wear white ones. Some of them do not wear hats and... Aug. 21, 2017
Dietary Customs of Hui People The Hui people are widely distributed throughout China so their diets have developed differently. The Hui people who live in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region specially love wheaten food and they like to eat noodles... Aug. 21, 2017
History of Hui Minority During the early years of the 13th century when Mongolian troops were making their western expeditions, group after group of Islamic-oriented people from Middle Asia, as well as Persians and Arabs... Aug. 18, 2017
Marriage of Hui People Bound by Islamic Rules The marriage of the Hui people is bound by the Islamic rules, just like the other nine ethnic groups living in China who also believe in Islam. Mohammed once said, ‘The marriage system is ruled by me, and anybody... Aug. 18, 2017
Yao People: Cherishing a Magnificent Culture Tradition The Yaos cherish a magnificent oral literary tradition. As mentioned above, singing forms an indispensable part of their life. When a group of people are opening up the wasteland, one or two selected persons stand... Aug. 17, 2017
Long History of Yao Minority Called the "savage Wuling tribes" some 2,000 years ago, the Yao ancestors lived around Changsha, capital of today's Hunan Province. Two or three centuries later, they were renamed the "Moyao." One of... Aug. 16, 2017
Dujie: The Adult Ceremony of the Yao Nationality After fifteen years old all the young boys and girls of the Yao ethnic group will have to change their flower-trimmed hats to fascinators, to symbolize the maturity of their bodies. Boys have to undergo Dujie... Aug. 16, 2017
Traditional Danu Festival of Yao People Danu is a name from the Yao language meaning never forget. This festival comes on May 29th. It is believed that this day is the birthday of Zuniang, an ancestor of the Yao people. As a result, it is also name... Aug. 16, 2017
Various Pictorial Designs of Yao Costumes Clothes of the Yao ethnic group differ according to the regions where they live. However, their clothes are mainly made of blue cloth with various pictorial designs on the fabric. Men like to wear front... Aug. 16, 2017
Intriguing Marriage Customs of Yao Minority Generally speaking, the Yao people do not intermarry with other ethnic groups. The custom of having the husband live with the wife's family is quite popular. The young men and women have the freedom of choosing... Aug. 15, 2017
Tibetan People's Prostrating On the roads to Lhasa, from time to time, travelers can see Buddhists prostrating (lying face down in adoration and devotion). They begin their journey from their home and keep on prostrating all the way... Aug. 14, 2017
Colorful Traditional Culture of Tibetan People Ⅱ Tibetan medicine has a long history. Doctors of this school of medicine pay great attention to practical skills. They diagnose illnesses by observation, auscultation, smelling, interrogation and pulse... Aug. 07, 2017
Colorful Traditional Culture of Tibetan People Ⅰ A large amount of cultural relics, including ancient scripts, woodblock, metal and stone carvings, have been preserved in the Tibetan areas. The engraved block printing technique was introduced from... Aug. 07, 2017
Main Traditional Festival of Tibetan Minority Ⅲ The Shoton Festival in Lhasa is one of the Tibetan traditional festivals. In Tibetan, “sho” means “Yoghurt” and “ton” means “banquet”. So Shoton Festival is also called the 'Yoghurt Festival'... Aug. 04, 2017
Main Traditional Festival of Tibetan Minority Ⅱ The Tibetans are a people whose love of nature has given rise to a special national custom, the Lingka Festival. The fifth month by the Tibetan calendar is the best season for Lingka, so people leave their... Aug. 04, 2017
Main Traditional Festival of Tibetan Minority Ⅰ The Great Prayer Festival is the greatest religious festival in Tibet. According to the legend, in the first month of the year, Buddha conquered or converted six holy men of false religions at the joint place... Aug. 03, 2017
Traditional Costumes of Tibetan All Tibetans, men and women, like to wear ornaments. Men usually wear a queue coiled on top of the head. Some cut their hair short, like a canopy. Women, when coming of age, begin to plait their hair into two... Aug. 03, 2017
Tibetan Traditional Cuisine Usually the Zang people eat three meals a day, but during the busy harvest season they will have four, five and often more. Their staple foods are tsamba, yak butter tea, mutton, and beef... Aug. 03, 2017
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