Qiubei County Festivals and Events
During the festivals, ethnic groups of Qiubei show their traditional culture by dancing, singing, rituals and dinging etc. They have different stories and custom on festivals, like ethnic hero, religion belief, sacrifice ceremony, even seeking the soul-mate. In a world, featured festivals make the colorful and fantastic Qiubei.
Sanyuesan Festival of Zhuang Ethnic Minority in Qiubei County 丘北县壮族三月三
Sanyuesan is the grandest festival of Zhuang people, representing the Luoyue 骆越 culture. Zhuangs hold many games and performances during the festival. Sacrifice ritual 祭竜 is the main activity in Qiubei.
Eid al-Adha Festival of Hui Ethnic Minority 丘北县回族古尔邦节
Eid al-Adha Festival is one of the most important festival of Hui Ethnic Minority. Eid al-Adha means sacrifice, which is the main ceremonies of pilgrimage. Festival time differs because of difference between Islam calendar and Gregorian calendar.
Hualian Festival of Yi People彝族花脸节
Hualian means to enforce somebody to wear collies. Hualian Festival is special of Yi Minority in Qiubei County, Wenshan Prefecture. Yis there also claim themselves to be Sani branch like that in the Stone Forest. Yi ancestors in Qiubei were said to wear black collies on their faces to drive away evil spirits thus Hualian Festival was brought forth, and it has become a golden opportunity for young generation to develop new romances because they could, on that day, “mark the faces” to express love.
Huashan Festival of Miao People 苗族花山节
Huashan Festival is the most important festival of Miao people in Wenshan. It is the festival to sacrifice ancestor of Miao, Chiyou(蚩尤), during the 3rd to 9th day of the first lunar month. The main activities are singing in antiphonal style, martial art show, horse-racing, bullfighting etc..
Panwang Festival of Yao People 瑶族盘王节
The activities and time of festival differ regionally. In general, they will kill the animal and give a banquet for giving a cordial hospitality to guests. It is the activity to memorize their hero, Panwang, who protect them in the ancient time.