Dayao County Festivals and Events

Dayao County is a typical multi-ethnic united county. Various ethnic minorities have created colorful festivals in Dayao County. Besides, there are many activities and entertainments in Dayao County. We provide you with a brief view of them.


1. Kaijing Festival (Yi Ethnic Minority)

Kaijing Festival is a folk festival of Yi nationality, originated from Shiyang Town, Dayao County of Chuxiong prefecture. At this festival, the whole town of Shiyang is prosperous and lively, people gathered to Shiyang Town's market, procurement, taste local characteristics of snacks.

2. Chinese Bayberry Festival

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.

3. The Water-splashing Festival (Dai Ethnic Minority)

The Water-splashing Festival is a traditional festival of the Dai,the De'ang and the Achang nationalities. It is called "Len He Sang Ka" in Dai Language, meaning "the New Year's Day in June".

4. Torch Festival (Yi Ethnic Minority)

Torch Festival of Wuding County 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.

5. Saizhuang (Costume Competition) Festival (Yi Ethnic Minority)

Yi girls use a long life to embroider the beautiful cloth of their hearts. They show people their exquisite tailoring of clpthes in this festival.

Entartainment of Dayao County:

 After a day of journey, We find some leisure and entertainment for tourst 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.

2. KTV

If  tourists want to sing songs, there are some karaoke with good environment and service, such as Windsor KTV, Top One KTV.

3. Massage

Massage is a good way to comfort tired bodies, so we search some good massage houses for tourists, such as Xianwu Massage(显武按摩店), Yuanyi Massage(源艺养生堂).

4. Bar

Chic bars are another place to relax at night, we also search some romantic bars with cheap price, such as Pinwei Bar(品味酒吧) and  Dujia Jiyi Bar(独家记忆酒吧).