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Va rice festival marked at Yunnan ethnic village

Updated:2019-10-09 18:35:52   Yunnan Gateway

The Kunming-based Yunnan Nationalities Village held a celebration for the 2019 New Rice Festival on September 12, when folks of the Va ethnic group and tourists sang together for the joy of harvesting rice.

The festival is a special occasion for the Va people to taste new rice and celebrate the harvest. During the festival, local Va folks would wear costumes and join in a sacrificial activity, praying for good weather, health and safety, and bumper harvest.

Source: Yunnan Tourism & Culture Times; trans-editing by Wang Shixue

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