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  • Bai Marriage Customs: Washing Friendly Face

    Bai Marriage Customs: Washing Friendly Face

    In zhangjiajie, bai young men and women newly married during the first three days must wash friendly face. On the first morning, marry elders of the woman sends a pot of water, soakes the face towels, lets married couple each person take one side to wash hands, wishing their marriage family is warm. The second day early in the morning, the groom’s parents scoop a pot of warm water, married couple share one towel to wash face, thus showing the expectations of the groom’s parents. On the third day early morning, the married couple scoop a pot of water, help each other to wash face, in order to show consideration.
    Culture 2012-02-08 10:24 View:1218
  • Zhangjiajie Flower Lamp Opera

    Zhangjiajie Flower Lamp Opera

    The prominent feature of flower lamp opera is that hands never far from the fan and handker chief, dancing with singing. Flower lamp opera derives from colored folk lantern dance, is a local opera form in early period of late Qing dynasty. In the popular process,inflenced by local dialect, folk songs to a formation of different singing and performing style.
    Culture 2012-02-06 10:24 View:1277
  • The excellent art treasure-Miao nationality songs

    The excellent art treasure-Miao nationality songs

    Miao songs are art treasures in our long lasting art river. The contents of it are abundant and multitudinous. Their singing style is close to folk song (sung in the fields during or after work). Miao songs usually lie in the following occasions: love, fete, marriage or celebrating the harvest and so on. If you have chance to pay a visit the western Hunan someday, I guess it can be seen as a good choice to appreciate how appealing these songs are. Just like our Chinese saying goes “It is better to see for oneself rather than to hear for thousands of times”.
    Culture 2012-01-24 13:51 View:1531
  • Zhangjiajie Jiuxi Town Unique Custom-Carrying Story

    Zhangjiajie Jiuxi Town Unique Custom-Carrying Story

    On Jiuxi,Zhangjiajie Jiangya town, there is a folklore-carrying story. It is to make the story characters stand in a special stage, the stage has been carried away, which means a kind of art form. Characters model by more than a few years old children, dressing up. The story content have historical story, fairy tales, modern life story, etc. Every New Year’s day, JiuXi people carry out a few sets of story around the villages and let people to see lively.
    Culture 2011-12-08 15:02 View:1291
  • Zhangjiajie Lantern Festival Culture

    Zhangjiajie Lantern Festival Culture

    Chinese Lantern Festival which is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first calendar month in Chinese lunar calendar. Not the Mid-Autumn Festival, sometimes confused with the so-called Lantern Festival in places like Singapore, Malaysia. During the Lantern Festival , the children go to carry lanterns in temples at night. Officially ends Chinese New Year.
    Culture 2011-12-08 14:55 View:5462
  • Embroidery and Dyeing Skill of Bai in Zhangjiajie

    Embroidery and Dyeing Skill of Bai in Zhangjiajie

    Bai people ,the 15th largest ethnic group in China,are mainly located in southwest China.Mostly of them dwell in Yunnan province.Also,there are Bai people live in Zhangjiajie for generations.
    Culture 2011-11-29 23:36 View:1545
  • Tujia Clothing and Costume

    Tujia Clothing and Costume

    According to local chronicles, the Tujia people - both men and women wear a short upper garment and no shoes. They cover their head with a cloth and tend to dye their clothes in a variety of colors.
    Culture 2011-10-13 21:41 View:5114
  • Zhangjiajie Mid-autumn Festival

    Zhangjiajie Mid-autumn Festival

    On every fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, people all over China will be getting together to eat with their families, look at the moon and celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival. The Mid-Autumn day is one of the biggest festivals in the Chinese lunar calendar. It’s a time for homecoming and enjoying moon cakes.
    Culture 2011-09-08 11:58 View:3247