Chuxiong City Festivals and Events
Chuxiong is a typical multi-ethnic united city with a long history and culture and thick ethnic folklore. Various ethnic minorities have created colorful festivals in Chuxiong. Besides, there are many activities and entertainments in Chuxiong. We provide you with a brief view of them.
Festivals in Chuxiong City:
1. Saizhuang Festival of Yi Ethnic Minority (彝族赛装节)
The Festival has enjoyed a long history. Spent annually on lunar 15 January by the Yi ethnic people, it is a very important event for the Yi Ethnic Minority–especially young girls (Lipo in the Yi ethnic language) who get dressed early in the morning and throng into the fairground.
2. Torch Festival of Yi Ethnic Minority (彝族火把节)
Torch Festival falls on the 24th of the sixth lunar mouth. Several days before the festival, women and children will dye their their nails with balsam red to commemorate Madame Bojie, who searched for his dead husband in fie when Pi Luoge burnt Songming Tower during Nanzhao era and her fingers were covered with blood.
3. Huashan Festival of Miao Ethnic Minority (苗族花山节)
Huashan Festival, as its name implies, is a festival on "Huashan Mountain". The core spirit is national unity and happy gathering. In essence, it is the memory of the martyrs such as Chiyou, nostalgia for the homeland and yearning for a new life.
4. Inviting God Playing Festival of Yi Ethnic Minority (请神来玩节)
During the "Inviting God Playing Festival", each family prepares abundant food for the village people to eat. When the village people arrived, the incantation elders will announce "Invite God" to begin, and ask people to sign up voluntarily.
5. Farm Cattle Festival of Yi Ethnic Minority (彝族耕牛节)
The eighth day of the second lunar month is Farm Cattle Festival for the Yi people in Chuxiong mountain area. On the morning of the festival, the parents go to pick Maying Flower and hung it on the horns of the cattle, praying for the prosperity of animals.
6. Yizunian (Shiyuenian) New Year of Yi Ethnic Minority (彝族年/十月年 )
The year of the Yi nationality is the lunar calendar of the October solar calendar. With a long history,culture, traditional folklore and cultural connotation, the year of Yi nationality is as important as the Spring Festival of Han nationality.
7. Chinese Bayberry Festival (杨梅节)
Chinese Bayberry is one of the specialty fruits in China, known as "initial doubt a thousand gold". Yangmei Festival is held every year in many Yangmei producing areas in the south of the Yangtze River.
Entertainment of Chuxiong City：
After a day of journey, We find some leisure and entertainment for tourists to relieve you for a day's exhaustion.
1. Tea House
Tea houses can be seen everywhere, local people will enjoy their time in these tea houses. we pick up some for tourists, such as Old Tea House(古茶坊), Meitong Tea House(梅桐茶楼).
If tourists want to sing songs, there are some karaoke with good environment and service, such as Enjoy Time KTV(畅享时光KTV), Geyouhui KTV(歌友会KTV).
Massage is a good way to comfort tired bodies, so we search some good massage houses for tourists, such as Hemu Massage(和木养生), Panshi Massage(潘氏推拿).
Bars are another place to relax at night, we also search some romantic bars with cheap price, such as Hengwu Bar(恒武酒吧), Yujian Bar(遇见酒吧).
We provide tourists more information about entartainment of Chuxiong City.