Major Festivals of Minority Ethnic Groups in Guizhou
|Chinese Name||Festival||Minority||Date in 2018||Location||Activities|
|新年||New Year Festival||Dong||Feb.16-18||Liping||Worship ancestors, antiphonal singing, Dong Opera|
|跳花坡||Tiaohuapo||Miao||Feb.23||Liuzhi||Lusheng dance, antiphonal singing|
|芦笙节||Lusheng Festival||Miao||Mar.3-8||Villages of Zhouxi Town, Kali City||Lusheng dance, antiphonal singing, bullfight|
|跳花坡||Tiaohuapo||Miao||Mar.2||Nankai, Shuicheng||Lusheng dance, antiphonal singing|
|姊妹节||Sister's Meal Festival||Miao||Apr.30 - May 2||Shidong, Taijiang||East sister's meal, wooden drum dance, festival market|
|四月八||Siyueba||Miao||May 22||Huangping County, Songtao County||Lusheng dance, antiphonal singing|
|龙船节||Dragon Boat Festival||Miao||Jun.18-20||Shidong||Dragon boat race, local market|
|六月六||Liuyueliu||Bouyei||Jul.18||Zhenfeng||Singing competition, play bamboo leaves|
|芦笙节||Lusheng Festival||Gejia||Nov.3||Chong'an||Antiphonal singing, Lusheng dance, festival market|
|芦笙节||Lusheng Festival||Miao||Nov.4||Gulong||Antiphonal singing, bullfight, Lusheng dance|
|新年||Miao New Year Festival||Miao||Nov.19||Leishan||Lusheng dance, antiphonal singing|
|Chinese Name||Festival||Minority||Date in Chinese Lunar Calendar||Location||Activities|
|跳场||Tiaochang Festival||Miao||Jan.9||Tongmuling Village, Huaxi District, Guiyang City||Lusheng Dance|
|地戏节||Dixi Festival||Bouyei||Jan.15||Villages of Huaxi District, Guiyang City||Sing Local Opera|
|翻鼓节||Fangu Festival||Miao||February||Qinglang Village, Qingman Town, Kali City||Beat Wooden Drum, Blow Lusheng|
|三月三||Sanyuesan||Dong||Mar.3||Baojing Town, Zhenyuan County||Antiphonal Singing, Lusheng Dance|
|踩歌堂||Caigetang Festival||Miao||Jun.6||Jinbao Town, Zhenyuan County||Antiphonal Singing|
|跑马节||Paoma Festival||Miao||June||Guading Town, Kali City||Horse Race, Antiphonal Singing|
|吃新节||Chixin Festival||Miao||June||Villages of Panghai Town, Kali City||Eat New Rice, Celebrate Harvest|
|爬坡节||Papo Festival||Miao||Jun.19||Xianlu Mountain of Kali City||Lusheng Dance, Antiphonal Singing|
|查白歌节||Chabaige Festival||Bouyei||Jun.21||Chabai Town of Xingyi City||Antiphonal Singing, Play Yu-kin, Dance|
|七月半||Qiyueban||Miao||Jul.13||Outskirts of Kali City||Lusheng Dance, Horse Race, Bullfight|
|七月半(吃新)||Chixin Festival||Miao||July||Zhouxi Town and Qingman Town of Kali City||Eat New Rice, Assemble|
|重阳节||Double Ninth Festival||Miao||Sep.9||Qingman Town of Kali City||Blow Lusheng, Bullfight, Horse Race|
|斗牛节||Bullfight Festival||Miao||September||Yongxi |
(A Miao Village)
|Bullfight, Horse Race, Antiphonal Singing, Dance|
|苗年||New Year of Miao||Miao||October||Zhouxi Town, Guading Town, Kali City||Blow Lusheng, Bullfight, Horse Race, Beat Drum|
|端节||Duan Festival||Shui||October||Sandu County, Dushan County, Dujun City||Ancestor Worship, Horse Race, Celebrate Harvest|
|侗年||New Year of Dong||Dong||End of Oct. to Beginning of Nov.||Rongjiang County||Lusheng Dance, Bullfight, Lantern Fair|
- Last modified on May. 03, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Guizhou Ethnic Festivals
Asked by Rintz from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 30, 2016 04:57Reply
Hi, when is the sister's meal festival in Guizhou on for 2017?
And which day is it best to go? Day 1 or Day 2 in Shidong? I really want to take photos of the girls in their big silver neck-pieces/necklaces.
Answered by Ava from USA | Oct. 31, 2016 04:51
The festival lasts from April 11 to 13th, 2017. You may go there on April 11 or a little early. Have fun! :)
Answered by Rintz from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 31, 2016 05:06
Thanks Ava! But isn't April 12 in Shidong where the dances take place i.e. The girls with the silver necklaces dance? I might only be able to make Day 2 is April 12v will I get to see much? Thank you!
Answered by Ava | Nov. 01, 2016 01:04
Certainly! The festival last three days: April 11, April 12, and April 13. April 12 is a good day to see the girls with silver necklaces dance. Have fun! :)
Asked by Kate from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 05, 2016 04:13Reply
Where exactly is the dragon boat race held in Guizhou? How can I get there from Guiyang?
Answered by Mike from CHINA | Jun. 05, 2016 04:27
During Jun. 8-9, grance dragon boat races will be held in the Daming Biancheng, Tongren. You can take a direct bus from Guiyang Jinyang Bus Station to Tongren first within 5h. Then take a taxi to the scenic spot for the race.
Asked by Leslye from USA | Oct. 20, 2013 07:30Reply
Which festival in Guizhou is the best one to go to for photography?
Answered by Linda | Oct. 25, 2013 02:16
The Spring Festival, Sanyuesan Festival in April and Duan Festival are the best time to take pictures.
Asked by Van de Ven from BELGIUM | Sep. 10, 2012 02:23Reply
Tiaochuacha festival of the longhorn miao in Longga
Can you tell me when the Tiaohuacha festival from the Longhorn miao in Longga is planned in 2013 ? Thank you
Answered by Cathy | Sep. 10, 2012 22:09
It is probably on 18th, February, 2013.