Tiger Culture Festival of Yi Ethnic Minority in Shuangbai County, Chuxiong

Chinese Name:双柏县彝族虎文化节
English Name: Tiger Culture Festival of Yi Ethnic Minority in Shuangbai County, Chuxiong
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彝族虎节是双柏县小麦地冲一代的彝族,农历正月初八至正月十五日都要过的节日,彝语称为“罗麻”。是日,全村成年男人于村后祭拜土主后,经巫师占卜择出8人。这8人披上画有虎斑纹的披毡,脸、脚、手上绘上虎纹,化妆为虎,在黑虎头率领下跳各种摩拟生产、生活、生殖的舞蹈,到全村为各家各户驱鬼除祟,彝族语称为“罗麻乃轰”。

中文名 彝族虎节
含 义 双柏县小麦地冲一代的彝族
时 间 农历正月初八至正月十五日
节 目 摩拟生产、生活、生殖的舞蹈
彝族虎节
居住在双柏县小麦地冲一代的彝族属罗罗濮支系,自称“阿罗”。据说阿罗人的祖选居住再生山密林中,常被豺豹蟒蛇惊扰,阿罗人防不胜防。后来阿罗人把猎到的虎皮剥下来,套在身上跳起“虎舞”,以守卫寨子,并表示阿罗人都像虎一样勇猛,不惧怕任何邪恶,阿罗人得到动物之王的守护,寨子安宁了,庄稼有了好收成,牛羊也平安了,寨子中出现一片吉祥景象。从此他们就把跳虎作为节日固定下来,并伴以乐曲和大锣笙,使之更生动活跃。

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