Buyi ethnic group celebrates “San Yue San” festival in Guizhou

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‍Members of the Buyi ethnic group in southwest China’s Guizhou Province celebrated the “San Yue San” festival on Saturday, which falls on the third day of the third month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

Members of the Buyi ethnic group dance during a parade to celebrate the “San Yue San” festival in Wangmo County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Members of the Buyi ethnic group dance during a parade to celebrate the “San Yue San” festival in Wangmo County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Girls dance during a parade to celebrate the “San Yue San” festival in Wangmo County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Girls dance during a parade to celebrate the “San Yue San” festival in Wangmo County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Members of the Buyi ethnic group offer sacrifices during the “San Yue San” festival in Wangmo County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Members of the Buyi ethnic group offer sacrifices during the “San Yue San” festival in Wangmo County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

During the festival, the Buyi organize various activities, such as rice dyeing, cloth weaving, antiphonal singing, bamboo dancing, evening galas around a bonfire, and folk performances. Their colorful folk culture attracts crowds of visitors every year.

Members of the Miao ethnic group in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Members of the Miao ethnic group in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

The Buyi of Guizhou Province make up over 97% of the total Buyi population in China. Other ethnic groups such as Miao, Dong and Zhuang also celebrated the “San Yue San” festival on the same day.

(Cover: People of Buyi ethnic group in Wangmo County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, April 6, 2019. /VCG Photo)

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