XishuangBanna Festivals and Events
Xishuangbanna festivals and activities tell you what to do during the festival tour in Xishuangbanna, and they will surely enrich your Yunnan Travel. It is a place where multi-ethnic groups inhabit. The main minorities are Dai, Hani, Lahu, Yao, Hui, Yi, Miao and Zhuang, etc. Different nationalities create different cultures. Therefore, there are diverse festivals in Xishuangbanna.
Dai and Hani ethnic minorities constitute the major ethnic population in Xishuangbanna, and they contribute rich diversities to the ethnic culture in Xishuangbanna, including the ethnic festivals and activities. The most well-known ones are Water Splashing Festival of Dai people and Gatangpa Festival of Hani people.
Popular Ethnic Festivals in Xishuangbanna
- Water Splashing Festival
- Gatangpa Festival
- Yekuzha Festival
- Kaimen (Opening Door ) Festival
- Panwang Festival
- New Rice (Xinmi) Festival
Festivals by Regions in Xishuangbanna
|Dec 15 of Dai Calendar (November)||Loy Krathong Festival||Dai Ethnic Minority|
|April 13 -15||Water Splashing Festival||Dai Ethnic Minority|
|Feb 6-8||Temaoke Festival||Jinuo Ethnic Minority|
|June 24th of lunar calendar||Grasshopper Festival||Hani Ethnic Minority|
|April 9 -16||Water Splashing Festival||Dai Ethnic Minority|
|Some day during April 9 -16||Ganbai Festival||Dai Ethnic Minority|
|August 15th of lunar calendar||New Rice (Xinmijie) Festival||Lahu Ethnic Minority|
|April 9 -16||Sangkang Festival||Bulang Ethnic Minority|
|Sept 28-Oct 3||King of Tea Tree Festival||Hani Ethnic Minority|
|Jan 3||Gatangpa Festival||Hani Ethnic Minority|
|December||Wotuo Festival||Ake Ethnic People|
|December||Etuo Festival||Ake Ethnic People|
|Jan 11-12||Gatangpa Festival||Aka Ethnic People|
|April 10-16||Water Splashing Festival||Dai Ethnic Minority|
|Late December||Magele Festival||Kemu Ethnic People|
|Feb 8th of lunar calendar||Baishijia Festival||Yi Ethnic Minority|
|October 16th of lunar calendar||Panwang Festival||Yao Ethnic Minority|
|June 23||Zhuzhu Festival||Yao Ethnic Minority|
|First market date after Spring Festival||Guniangjie (Girls Street) Festival||Yao Ethnic Minority|
Other Traditional Ethnic Festivals
|April 13-17||Worship of Tea Ancestor Festival||Bulang Ethnic Minority|
|Mid June -Sept of lunar calendar||Guanmen (Closing Door) Festival||Bulang Ethnic Minority|
|10days after Qingming Festival||Spring Festival (Xinnian) Festival||Bulang Ethnic Minority|
|April 13-15||Hounan Festival||Bulang Ethnic Minority|
|August or September of lunar calendar||Haoxizao Festival||Jinuo Ethni Minority|
|June 16th of lunar calendar||Getang Festival||Yao Ethnic Minority|
|June 16th of lunar calendar||Daogao Festival||Yao Ethnic Minority|
|May 29th of lunar calendar||Zhangrou Daike Festival||Yao Ethnic Minority|
|August of lunar calendar||New Rice Festival (Xinmijie)||Hani Ethnic Minority|
|October of lunar calendar||Zhalete Festival||Hani Ethnic Minority|
|Feb 1st of lunar calendar||Ganniao Festival||Yao Ethnic Minority|
|Jan 1st of lunar calendar||Spring Festival||Yao Ethnic Minority|
|/||Coming-of-Age Ceremony Festival||Jinuo Ethni Minority|
Activities in Xishuangbanna
Diverse ethnic festivals also contribute to the various activities in Xishuangbanna. For your Xishuangbanna Festival Tours, you can join in the activities such as water splashing and dancing with local ethnic people, go to the rural markets and pick teas at the tea plantations.
|Water Splashing Festival||Thoughout Xishuangbanna||Water splashing, flower floats parade|
|Ganbai Festival||Designated sites such as Manting Park, Gaozhuang Xishuangjing, Gasa Town||Festival fair|
|King of Tea Tree Festival||Menghai||Tea-tasting, tea processing craft, tea-themed food culture|
|Kaimen (Opening Door ) Festival||Dai villages||Dai temple fair|
|Guanmen (Closing Door) Festival||Dai villages||Dai religion activity|
|Xishuangbanna Border Trade and Tourism Fair||International Exhibition Center in Jinghong City||Border Trade and Tourism|
Local Ethnic Markets
|Every Thursday||Xiding Thursday Market in Menghai County||Farm products, local specialties|
|Every Saturday||Menghun Saturday Market in Menghai County||Farm products, local specialties|
|Every Sunday||Menghai Sunday Market||Farm products, local specialties|
|Every Morning||Ganlanba Morning Market||Farm products, local specialties|
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