Simao District Festivals and Events
There are many ethnic groups in Simao District. In addition to the Han nationality, there are thirteen living minorities. Among the ethnic minorities, there are five ethnic groups including Hani, Yi, Lahu, Wa and Dai with a population of more than 100,000. Of course, festivals in Simao are diverse.
1. Worship Festival for Mother (祭母节)
The Mother's Day is a traditional Hani festival. The time is usually the first bull day in the second month of the lunar calendar.
2. Yi Torch Festival (彝族火把节)
It is a grandest event of Yi ethnic minority. Local Yi people will celebrate it on the 24th day of lunar June. They gather and collect torch together into an burning tower, then sing and dance around the torch tower.
3. Kuota Festival of Lahu (拉祜族扩塔节)
Kuota, means New Year in Lahu language, commonly known as “Lahu Year”. Lahu Year is divided into good year and lean year. The good year is from the first day to fourth day of the first month; the lean year is from the ninth day to eleventh day.
4. Wa New Fire Festival(佤族新火节)
The New Fire Festival is held in July and August of Wa calendar, which is equivalent to the April and May of the Gregorian calendar. The specific days are freely selected by the villages, and the festival time ranges from three to five days.
5. Dai Water-Sprinkling Festival(傣族泼水节)
The Dai Water-Sprinkling Festival is a New Year's Day for the Dai, and the proverb is called "Jinbimai", which is held every year in the first month of the Dai calendar (mid-April of the Gregorian calendar).
6. Grassroots Festival in Simao District, Pu'er
In June 8, 2018, in order to promote the culture of grassroots culture of Pu’er, expand the communication and influence of traditional folk culture, inherit Chinese traditional culture and Pu'er national culture, and held the sixth Grassroots Festival
7. Pu’er Tea International Expo Fair in Simao District, Puer
8. China International Pu'er Tea Festival