Shilin County Culture

1.Ethnic Groups

Shilin County has Yi, Bai, Hani, Zhuang, Dai, Miao, Hui and other 25 ethnic groups. There are 82,249 Yi people, accounting for 34.04% of the total population, and 97.16% of the total population of the ethnic minorities in Shilin County. There are 705 Miao people, accounting for 0.29% of the total population. There are 649 Zhuang people, accounting for 0.27% of the total population; There are 273 Hui people, accounting for 0.11% of the total population.

2.Ethnic Festival

Because there are so many ethnic minorities, you can enjoy all kinds of customs, festivals and performances about ethnic minorities. Here is a list of main festivals in Shilin County.

Torch Festival of Yi ethnic minority

Hunting God Festival – Lieshen (Hunting God) festival of Yi ethnic group 

Munao Zongge Festival of Jingpo (ethnic group)

Sanduo Festival of Naxi ethnic minority

Water-Splashing Festival of Dai ethnic minority

Shankang Festival of Blang ethnic minority

Dengba Festival of Tibetan ethnic minority

Kuzhazha Festival of Hani ethnic minority

Xinmi Festival of Wa ethnic minority

3.Traditional Villages and Ethnic Towns

Traditional villages and ethnic towns attract many tourist to Shilin County, such as .