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Mute-god festival marked in Nanjian County

Updated:2018-03-29 11:44:23   english.yunnan.cn

The mute-god festival was recently celebrated in Nanjian Yi Autonomous County, west Yunnan’s Dali Prefecture by local folks.

During the festival, sacrifice ceremonies were held to pray for a bumper harvest, and other activities involve cheerful mute dancing, drum beating, and playing Lusheng (a reed-pipe wind instrument).

The festival also marks the beginning of the spring ploughing in agriculture. 

Chinese source: Yunnan Net; trans-editing by Wang Shixue

Keywords:   Mute-god festiva Nanjian