Yanshan County Festivals and Events

Yanshan is a county with over 10 ethnic groups, which create the colorful small county. Ethnic festivals here are the important part of ethnic culture. Travelers also can learn more about their sacrifice ritual, legendary and more custom. You can find the featured activities in Yanshan County here.

Sanyuesan Festival of Zhuang People 壮族三月三

Sanyuesan is the grandest festival of Zhuang people, representing the Luoyue 骆越 culture. Zhuangs hold many games and performances during the festival. Sacrifice ritual 祭竜 is the main activity in Qiubei.

 Eid al-Adha Festival 回族古尔邦节 

Eid al-Adha Festival is one of the most important festival of Hui Ethnic Minority. Eid al-Adha means sacrifice, which is the main ceremonies of pilgrimage. Festival time differs because of difference between Islam calendar and Gregorian calendar.

Panwang Festival of Yao People 瑶族盘王节

The activities and time of festival differ regionally. In general, they will kill the animal and give a banquet for giving a cordial hospitality to guests. It is the activity to memorize their hero, Panwang, who protect them in the ancient time.

Hualian Festival of Yi People 彝族花脸节

Hualian means to enforce somebody to wear collies. Yi ancestors in Qiubei were said to wear black collies on their faces to drive away evil spirits thus Hualian Festival was brought forth, and it has become a golden opportunity for young generation to develop new romances.