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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
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 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
Grand Opening of 2017 International Ecology Photography Exhibition in Caidian ​The 2017 International Ecology Photography Exhibition of Sino-French Ecological Demonstration City (Caidian District of Wuhan) opened on September 26th. Sep. 27, 2017
The Wooden Drum of Wa Minority The Wa people regard the wooden drum as a divine tool that has exceptional power and is the symbol of existence and prosperity. They believe in many gods, of whom, Muyiji is a powerful god that creates all things... Sep. 07, 2017
Traditional Art and Culture of Wa Minority The Wa Ethnic Minority boasts rich and colorful literature, such as folklore, vivid myths, touching poems and legends. Famous myths include "Sigang Li", "ancestors of the human being", "the big snake is vomiting"... Sep. 07, 2017
Shaoxing Shaoxing has rich cultural heritage and the delicate beauty of the Jiangnan water town. Represented by the Wupeng boat, black felt hat and dried pickled mustard, the custom of Shaoxing presents unique and attractive local characteristics. Shaoxing is the birthplace of many celebrities throughout history, including the great calligrapher Wang Xizhi, the great litterateur Luxun, the great leader of China Zhou Enlai and so on. It is a place that is well worth visiting. Sep. 06, 2017
Wa People Celebrating Pulling Wooden Drum Festival Pulling Wooden Drum Festival: The "Gerui" month of the Wa calendar, which is equivalent to December of the solar calendar, is the time for pulling the wooden drum. Unlike the popular leather drums, a wooden... Sep. 06, 2017
Wa Courting Activities: Visiting Girls and Combing Hair Boys and girls usually begin taking part in courting activities called "visiting girls" when they are 15 or 16. "Visiting girls" is usually carried out in groups. Independent activity is rare before the... Sep. 04, 2017
Yugur Swan Qin Legend According to the Yugur "Swan Qin" legend, long long ago there was a poor young fellow who herded animals for the chief of a tribe. The fellow was often hungry as most of the fruits of his labor went to the chief... Aug. 30, 2017
Rich Literary Tradition of Yugur People The Yugurs have a rich literary tradition handed down orally, such as legends, folk tales, proverbs and ballads. The folk songs feature uniquely simple yet graceful tunes, and vivid content. The people of the Yugur... Aug. 30, 2017
Traditional Cuisine of Yugur People People of the Yugur ethnic minority mainly live on boiled lamb, tea with milk, distillate spirits and barley wine. Usually Yugur people have three meals a day. They are used to taking tea as food and... Aug. 28, 2017
Origins of Yugur Minority The Yugur ethnic minority can trace its origins to the nomadic ancient Ouigurs in the Erhun River valley during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). In the mid-9th century, the ancient Ouigurs, beset by snowstorms, feuding... Aug. 28, 2017
Origin of the Yi Torch Festival There are records about the origin of the Torch Festival in the "Kunming County Annals" written in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty: "There was a Yi woman Anan in the Han Dynasty. Her husband was... Aug. 25, 2017
Flourishing Literature and Art of Yi Ethnic Minority The literature and art of Yi ethnic minority are flourishing. The Yi people have created a great deal of historical and literary works written in the old Yi language and folk literary works handed down orally... Aug. 25, 2017
Yi Torch Festival The Yi Torch festival features courtship rituals, music, dancing around huge bonfires and bloodless bullfights. In the daytime, a ceremony is held to offer prayers to the gods or spirits associated... Aug. 25, 2017
History of Yi Minority Historical records written in the Han and the old Yi languages show that the ancestors of the Yi, Bai, Naxi, Lahu and Lisu ethnic groups were closely related with ancient Di and Qiang people in west China... Aug. 24, 2017
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
Readers' travel photography competition: July – the winners This month’s images include contrasting views of an iconic bridge in Myanmar, the Kyrgyzstan steppe and a North Yorkshire storm. Aug. 18, 2017
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