Topics Results for: Festivals/Celebrations  Found: 40 Results

Inner Mongolia: Bayan Oboo Festival – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jul 7, 2014 by Chinavine

On July 9th, 2013, the ChinaVine team visited the Bayan Oboo near East Ujimqin, Inner Mongolia to partake in a tradition dating back thousands of years. Ancient Mongolian shamans constructed the Oboo in a time long ago to practice traditional ...

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Food and Drink of Inner Mongolia – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted May 25, 2014 by Chinavine

In June & July 2013, ChinaVine collected information on Inner Mongolian ways of life. Included in this research trip was an abundance of time with Inner Mongolia staples such as milk tea, cheese, yogurt, and boiled lamb. The photos in ...

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那达慕 (Traditional Mongolian Festival) – Introduction Posted Jun 11, 2013 by Chinavine

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Nadam: A Traditional Mongolian Festival – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jun 11, 2013 by Chinavine

Nadam is a traditional Mongolian activity. “Nadam” in Mongolian means “entertainment”, “game”, or “fun”. In early times, Nadam was dedicated to God of heaven and ancestors to plead for blessing, meanwhile, Mongols enjoyed themselves. “Three manly skills”, horse racing, wrestling ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 3: Hu Guo Ci Temple Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted Jun 2, 2013 by Chinavine

The last day of the Rao San Ling festival takes place at Hu Guo Ci temple in Ma Jiuyi village. The temple is over 100 years old, and its purpose is to commemorate the Princess Jingu. During the Cultural Revolution, ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 2: Men’s Community Orchestra Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted Jun 1, 2013 by Chinavine

On May 14, 2012, the Men’s Community Orchestra in Dali, Yunnan, P.R. China allowed the ChinaVine team to document a special performance coinciding with the Rao San Ling festival. The performance took place at the San Sheng Gong temple. Following ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 2: Er He Ci Temple Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted Jun 1, 2013 by Chinavine

The pilgrimage continues on the second day of Rao San Ling to Er He Ci temple in He Yi Cheng village. The temple’s courtyard is filled with altars, offerings, and groups of the Bai community chanting in prayer. The temple ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 1: Sheng Yuan Temple Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted May 31, 2013 by Chinavine

The Rao San Ling festival began on May 13th, 2012 at Cheng Huang Temple at the South Gate of Dali’s Old Town. Throughout the morning, members of the Bai community participating in prayer, chants, singing, and burned material offerings. Many ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Preparations Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted May 28, 2013 by Chinavine

Preparations for the Rao San Ling festival occur early in the morning and throughout the day prior to the festival’s official beginning. It is uncommon to find many men within the Temple’s walls on this day for preparations. Many of ...

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Rao San Ling – Introduction Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted May 28, 2013 by Chinavine

The Rao San Ling festival is celebrated by the Bai community annually near Dali in the Yunnan Province of the People’s Republic of China. Dali is a city located in between towering Cangshan Mountains and the scenic Erhai Lake. The ...

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