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Festivals & Folklore

Festivals are other branches of Chinese cultural heritage. Ethnic groups in this country observe their own festivals, and each ethnic festival holds forth the charms of a storied and poetical tradition. Major festivals include the Spring Festival (1st day of 1st lunar month), Lantern Festival (15th day of 1st lunar month), Dragon Boat Festival (5th day of 5th lunar month), and Mid-Autumn Festival (15th day of 8th lunar month). Major ethnic festivals are Id Al-Fitr, Id Al-Kurban, and Id Al-Azha among Chinese Muslims; the Tibetan New Year, Sunning-the-Buddha Festival and Shoton Festival among Tibetans, the 3rd day of 3rd Month Festival among the Zhuang people, the Nadam Festival among Mongols, the Water-Splashing Festival among the Dai people, and the Torch Festival among the Yi, Bai and Naxi people.

 
   
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