Manghsi Jingpo Culture Garden witnesses the opening ceremony of Dehong Jingpo International Muzao Zongge Festival 2018 on the morning of March 2, the Lantern Festival. Guests from different places, together with Jingpo people, are immersed in dancing to celebrate the music pageant.
Pan Yueping, chairman of the Standing Committee of Dehong Prefectural People’s Congress, hosts the opening ceremony; Wei Gang, the deputy secretary of CPC Dehong Committee, also the governor of Dehong delivers a speech and Wang Junqiang, the secretary of CPC Dehong Committee, also the secretary of the Ruili National Key Pilot Zone for Development and Opening –up,declares the opening of the festival.
Following a solemn sacrificial ceremony and a special ritual to crown the leading dancers, guests and people from different ethnic groups inhabiting in Dehong, take part in the mass dance, in which they dance to the strong drumbeats and folk music. No matter how many people join in the carnival, the formation will never turn messy.
Munao Zongge (literally means mass dance in Jingpo language) Festival, is the grandest traditional festival of Jingpo ethnic group in Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture.