Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Festivals and Activities

Festivals and Activities in Yuanyang include a brief introduction of main festivals and activities in Yuanyang county, and tell travelers what to do during Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Festivals Tours. As the main minority inhabited in Yuanyang, Hani people created brilliant culture and customs, and the unique ethnic festivals of Hani enjoy high reputation and attract a crowd of tourists. 

Festivals in Yuanyang

Besides some Chinese traditional festivals, like New Year's Day (January 1), Spring Festival (usually in late Jan. or early Feb.; January 25, 2020), Lantern Festival (The 15th day of the 1st lunar month), Tomb Sweeping Day (15 days after the Spring equinox; April 4, 2020), Dragon Boat Festival(The 5th day of the 5th lunar month; June 25, 2020) and Mid-Autumn Day (The 15th day of the 8th lunar month; September 13, 2019), there are some ethnic festivals in Yuanyang as well. Yi and Hani ethnic minorities constitute the major ethnic population in Yuanyang, and they contribute the diversity to the ethnic culture in Yuanyang. 

Date Festivals Ethnic Minority
Before the beginning of spring ploughing(usually in the mid-January) AngMaTu Festival Hani Ethnic Minority
Usually on the 24th day of the 6th lunar month Torch Festival Yi Ethnic Minority
April 13- April 15, 2020 Water Splashing Festival Dai Ethnic Minority
The 4th day of the 2nd lunar month Girls Festival (Guniangjie) Hani Ethnic Minority
In April Kawopeng Festival Hani Ethnic Minority
In the 6th lunar month Kuzhazha Festival Hani Ethnic Minority

Activities in Yuanyang

As a popular tourist destination, Yuanyang rice terraces offer various kinds of recreative activities. Stepping into local traditional markets, taking part in a traditional ethnic festival and eating long street banquet, you will experience the ethnic culture in Yuanyang personally. 

Activities Location Notes
Honghe Hani Rice Terraces Culture Tourism Festival In Yuanyang County You can enjoy the charm of Hani terrace, experience the true life of Hani people and their farming culture, through watching singing and dancing in the field, seeing the sunrise and tasting long street banquet during the festival.
Long Street Banquet Mainly in Yuanyang County, Lvchun County, Honghe County and Jinping County of Honghe Long Street Banquet is usually held during festivals, grand occasions such as wedding ceremonies or newborn babies' one-year-old birthday parties.
Habo Long Street Banquet Habo Village of Ezha Township in Yuanyang County Long Street Banquet is usually held during festivals, grand occasions such as wedding ceremonies or newborn babies' one-year-old birthday parties.

Local Ethnic Markets

If you want to experience the local ethnic custom, ethnic markets in Yuanyang are your best choice. Many villages in Yuanyang have the tradition of going to market and each market has its special day to go. In particular, the local people use an ancient calendar to record days by attaching Chinese zodiac to every day. Some festivals and market days are related to this ancient calendar. Market Day normally lasts a whole day.

Dates Markets Notes
Every 4 Days Shengcun Market In Yuanyang County; Ethnic minority; Local specialties
On Rooster day and Rabbit day Panzhihua Market Day In Yuanyang County; Ethnic minority; Local specialties
On Every Horse, Dog and Tiger day Niujiaozhai Market Day In Yuanyang County; Ethnic minority; Local specialties
On Every Rooster and Rabbit day Shalatuo Market Day In Yuanyang County; Ethnic minority; Local specialties
On Every Dragon day and Dog day Ganiang Market Day In Yuanyang County; Ethnic minority; Local specialties
Every Saturday Huangmaoling Market Day In Yuanyang County; Local specialties
On Every Horse day and Rat day Majie Market Day In Yuanyang County; Local specialties
Every Friday Huangcaoling Market Day In Yuanyang County; Local specialties

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