Malong District Culture

The Torch Festival is a traditional festival, it has a significant culture meaning for Yi people in Malong.

Torch Festival is a grand festival of Yi people, usually held on the June 24th in Chinese lunar calendar. At that time, all families will visit each other, and lit the torch to spread them all over the mountains and countryside, they think that the torch could dispel evil and eliminate pests. At night, they usually have a bonfire party. Young men and women sing and dance together. During the festival, Yi people killed cattle and sheep to sacrifice God.