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The homeland of peacocks

In the west of Yunnan Province China, there is a beautiful piece of land, which is named Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture.

  • Free Courting and Adventurous Wedding Ceremonies

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    Until early 1950s, Jingpo young unmarried people all take part in "Gantuozong " (Zaiwa dialect), which is called "Chuanguniang " in Chinese, meaning looking for a girl

  • Lisu Marriage

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    Lisu people cannot marry their relatives Choosing the match In the evening Lisu women will cook the rice, and the following morning the men will come to help, and spend time teasing each other

  • Lisu Beliefs

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    Beliefs about spirits and death The Lisu believe that when someone is very ill or about to die their spirits may leave the body and appear to other people in the village

  • Lisus Manners

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    Teaching children to love good manners 1 Don t look down upon or disrespect that which you do not understand and don t argue with adults or elders--It is a sin

  • Lisu Sewing

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    Lisu clothes are characteristic by their colorful and unique design, with red largely used as its base color

  • Lisu Clothing and Dress

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    Clothing and Dress Lisu women don t hold back when it comes to dressing up

  • China-Myanmar Pauk-Phaw Carnival

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    China-Myanmar Pauk-Phaw Carnival is jointly held by Ruili Municipal Government and Mujie City of Myanmar under the auspices of Yunnan Provincial Government and the Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism

  • Kuoshi Festival

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    Kuoshi (literally means the New Year in Lisu language) Festival, the grandest one of the Lisu ethnic group, comprises lots of celebration activities

  • Munao Zongge Festival

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    Munao Zongge Festival of Jingpo Ethnic Group Munao Zongge (literally means mass dance in Jingpo language) Dance Festival, dubbed “dance of paradise” and “mass revelry dance,” is the grandest traditional festival of the Jingpo ethnic

  • Water-Splashing Festival

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    Water-Splashing Festival of Dai and De’ang Ethnic Groups Water-Splashing Festival is held seven days after Tomb-sweeping Festival

  • Jingpos Funeral

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    Funeral is also one of the most important rites of Jingpo people

  • Love and marriage among the Achang

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    In Achang villages, after dusk, young men and women meet to sing This is the time to get to know possible partners and perhaps to fall in love

  • Taboos of the Achang

    Pubdate:2009-06-01

    1 Siblings after marrying don t enter each other bedrooms 2 The first day of the year no live beings should be killed, because it is considered inauspicious