Miao ethnic minority celebrates New Year in China

The festival is celebrated at different times of year in different regions

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People of the Miao ethnic minority in traditional costumes parading to celebrate the New Year festival in Leishan county.Image Credit: AFP
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People of the Miao ethnic minority in traditional costumes gathering to celebrate the Miao New Year festival.Image Credit: AFP
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Men dressed in festive costumes play Lusheng during a parade to celebrate the new year of the Miao ethnic group. Image Credit: AFP
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Miao New Year is celebrated after the rice harvest.Image Credit: AFP
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People of the Miao ethnic minority in traditional costumes parading to celebrate the Miao New Year festival in Leishan county, in China’s southwestern Guizhou province.Image Credit: AFP
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Women dressed in festive costumes attend a parade to celebrate the new year of the Miao ethnic group.Image Credit: AFP
People of the Miao ethnic minority in traditional costumes parading to celebrate the Miao New Year festival in Leishan county, in China’s southwestern Guizhou province.Image Credit: AFP
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Women dressed in traditional costumes attend a parade to celebrate the new year of the Miao ethnic group Image Credit: AFP
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People of the Miao ethnic minority in traditional costumes dancing to celebrate the Miao new year festival in Leishan county, in China’s southwestern Guizhou province.Image Credit: AFP
As one of the largest ethnic minority groups in China, the Miao has a population of seven million, mainly distributed in southwestern China. /CFP
The Miao New Year, the most celebrated festival, is a time to celebrate good harvest, express gratitude, and worship their ancestors. The date of the festival varies from place to place, usually in the period from the ninth to the 11th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. /CFP
During the parade, the Miao people display their traditional costumes, music and dance, Miao embroidery, Miao silver and Miao medicine. /CFP
The Miao people celebrate their traditional New Year festival with a grand parade, attracting thousands of visitors in Leishan, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, November 19, 2020. /CFP

By : Christian Borbon – GULF NEWS

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