Yunnan Festivals List

Yunnan is the province with the largest population of minorities with 25 of them having more than 5000 members,among them 16 are indigenous. Yunnan ethnic festivals are always fulled with beautiful legends and featured activities to celebrate. In every month, there are festivals held in different areas by different minorities. 

Popular Ethnic Festivals in Yunnan

Holiday Name Date Celebrated by
March Street (Sanyuejie) Festival of Bai the third day of the third lunar month in Chinese calendar Bai
Munaozongge Festival 15th-19th day of first lunar month Jingpo
New Rice Festival 2nd day of the 2nd lunar month Hani, Wa
Water-Splashing Festival April 13–15 Dai
Sanduo Festival of Naxi Mar. 14, 2019 Naxi
Torch Festival 24th to 27th of the sixth lunar month Yi, Bai, Naxi, etc.
Shoton Festival the last day of the sixth month in Tibetan Calendar  Tibetan
Mizhi Festival of Yi the 11th lunar month Yi
Tibetan New Year 1st day of Tibetan year Tibetan
Knife-Pole Festival 2nd day of the second lunar month Lisu

More ethnic festivals in Yunnan:

Ethnic Festivals by Month

Festivals by Ethnic Minorities

Yunnan Minority Festival Tour

A visit to Yunnan offers an unique and exciting experience of ethnic customs with more than 400 ethnic minorities festivals celebrated throughout the year. Yunnan Exploration offer various minority festival tours for your reference, or customize one for you.