Xuanwei Culture

Xuanwei city is old enough which has formed his own special culture through the long history. The Yi ethnic minorities are the oldest indigenous peoples in Xuanwei's residence. The Yi ethnic minorities are called "old homes". The Yi nationality is a multi-cultivation nation. It is divided into three categories: god worship, nature worship and ancestor worship. In the long-term production and life, many specific customs and manners have been formed. The customs and manners, content and form of the Xuanwei Dai people are very rich, involving all aspects of social life.

1.Ethnic Groups in Shizong County of Qujing

There are more than 111,800 ethnic minorities in Zhuang, Yi, Miao, Yao and Hui nationalities. The minority population accounts for 7.31% of the total population of the county. 

2. Traditional Ethnic Villages

There are 2 traditional ethnic villages, which are Ningying Village of Luoshui Town in Xuanwei City, Qujing(曲靖市宣威市落水镇宁营自然村) and Guanshang Village of Yangliu Town in Xuanweu County, Qujing(曲靖市宣威县杨柳乡可渡村委会关上村).

3. Ethnic Festivals

Festivals are a major feature of ethnic minorities. In Xuanwei city, every ethnic groups celebrates their own festival, such as the Dance Flower Festival and Torch Festival.