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Dong people celebrate new year in Guizhou

eguizhou.gov.cn| Updated: 2021-12-06 Print


Dong people dressed in traditional costumes celebrate the Dong new year in Zhaoxing town, Liping county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, on Dec 4. The new year is a time for Dong people to celebrate the harvest and show gratitude to their ancestors. [Photo/Guiyang news network]


The Jisa ceremony, which is an important part of the Dong new year, is the oldest ceremony among the Dong people in southern Guizhou. It was listed as a national intangible culture heritage item in 2006. [Photo/Guiyang news network]


The Jisa ceremony is held to pray for good weather for crops, a flourishing population and the safety of the village. It showcases Dong costumes, music, dances and customs, attracting many tourists every year. [Photo/Guiyang news network]

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