Yuanmou County Culture
Yuanmou ethnic culture is very prosperous. It's can be described as "Comtention of a Hundred Schools of Thought" and "All Flowers Bloom Together". Yuanmou's traditional excellent folk culture, Yuanmou lantern, Dongjing music, national instrumental music, folk song and dance and other national cultures have great influence in the cultural field and occupy a important place in the whole province.
1.Ethnic Groups in Yuanmou County
The main ethnic groups in Yuanmou County are Yi, Lisu, Miao, Hui, Dai and other 20 ethnic minorities. The population of ethnic minorities is 76077, accounting for 36.39% of the total population. Among the minority population, there are 55649 Yi people, accounting for 26.54% of the total population, 16552 people of the liu nationality, accounting for 7.9% of the total population, 1548 members of the Hui nationality, accounting for 7.4% of the total population, 1334 members of the Miao nationality, accounting for 6.4% of the total population.
2. Ethnic Villages & Towns in Yuanmou County
• China (Gantang) NO.1 Lisu Ethnic Village in Yuanmou County, Chuxiong Prefexture (元谋县中国甘塘傈僳族第一村)
• Leiding Village in Yuanmou County, Chuxiong Prefecture (元谋雷丁生态旅游村)
3. Ethnic Festivals in Yuanmou County
Each ethnic minority in Yuanmou has their own unique festivals to celebrate such as Torch Festival of Yi Ethnic Minoritys(彝族火把节), Huashan Festival of Miao Ethnic Minority (苗族花山节) and Kuoshi Festival of Lisu Ethnic Minority (傈僳族阔时节).