The Reed Pipe Dance of the Dong Nationality was originally a dance marking the traditional fertility rites or ceremonies held to thank gods and ancestors for the harvest. It is now widely acknowledged as a lively and cheerful dance of amusement and courtship among young men and women of the Dong nationality.
He Long (March 22, 1896 – June 8, 1969) was a Chinese military leader. He rose to the rank of Marshal and Vice Premier after the founding of the People's Republic of China.
The Tujia minority in Zhangjiajie area has a unique custom to celebrate their new year: if the last month of the lunar calendar has 30 days, they would celebrate the new year on the 29th in lunar calendar;if the last month has only 29 days, they would set the 28th as day for celebration. Tujia people called the new year celebration one day ahead of New Year’s Eve as “Gannian”. There was a popular folk story on “Gannian” among the Tujia people.