Huajie Festival of Zhuang Ethnic Minority in Guangnan County, Wenshan
Huajie Festival of Zhuang Ethnic Minority is also known as Sanyuesan(三月三), which is the most characteristic and grand festival of Zhuang Ethnic Minority. Huajie Festival is a custom that is raised to convey the information of spring farming production seasons.
On the day of the middle lunar March, people begin to celebrate the Huajie Festival. There will be thousands of people in ethnic clothes walking in the streets, country lanes and rural fields. The Huajie Festival is a veritable “Valentine’s Day” of the Guangnan Zhuang Ethnic. Young men and women can find their lovers during the festival. Older parents can also find their favorite objects for their children during this period.
They choose a partner through the way men and women sing, they will know each other in the chorus and show their love to each other, who finally become couples.
Huajie in Zhuang language is called Yutangdian(圩旦滇), meaning “black and white street”. There are two sources of this custom. One kind of argument is the custom of the past Zhuang Ethnic family fight for mate selection for free love. Another way of saying is to celebrate the festival in order to convey the information of the Spring Festival. Today’s Huajie Festival is a grand festival for young men and women to sing love songs and find friends. So Huajie is also called Song Street.