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Autumn Harvest Festival of Miao Ethnic Group in Huayuan County

Women of Miao ethnic group are performing Greeting Dragon Dance   Photo credit: Long Aiqing

Miao girls are playing with swing      Photo credit: Long Aiqing

Miao Autumn Harvest Festival hs baecome the most brilliant " intangible cultural heritage" representative of Huayuan County, as well as a key cultural brand for Chinese and foreign tourists to understand Miao ethnic group.

Autumn Harvest Festival is a grand traditional festival of Miao people, with a history of several thousand years. Autumn Harvest Festival of Miao ethnic group in Huayuan County is one of the only two folk custom activities in China held on one of the 24 solar terms (Start of Autumn), and was included in the national intangible cultural heritage list in 2014. Currently, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China is declaring Miao Autumn Harvest Festival as a world-class intangible cultural heritage. Therefore, the Festival has become the most brilliant " intangible cultural heritage" representative of Huayuan County, as well as a key cultural brand for Chinese and foreign tourists to understand Miao ethnic group.


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