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Sister Meal Festival – Juizhou Villagers Guizhou Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

This video shows pictures of the Juizhou Villagers of all ages.

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Sister Meal Festival – Miao Hospitality Guizhou Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

The Sister Festival that we visited most likely differs from others because it was partially recreated for our observation and participation. Since we arrived after most of the festivities had ended, the Miao people of Jiuzhou Village graciously performed song ...

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Sister Meal Festival – Festival Activities Guizhou Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Sister Rice is an important culinary and symbolic element of the festival. The process of creating the brightly-colored rice begins when the young women gather different kinds of leaves, flowers, and grass to make dye. The rice is then placed ...

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Sister Meal Festival – Introduction Guizhou Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Like the Mountain Ramp Festival, the Sister Meal Festival (also called the “Sisters” or “Sister Rice Festival”) is a way for young Miao men and women to match up for marriage. Although exact dates and customs vary between towns and ...

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Roof Raising – Introduction Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

Celebrating roof-raising before the construction of a house is a custom in Northern China, and such events often take place in the spring or fall. A Feng Shui master measures the house for auspicious positioning before the ceremony. In the ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Food Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

Foods traditionally eaten during the festival include grilled pork skewers, pan-fried potatoes, pineapple, and bamboo.

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Customary Attire Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

Generally a female who wears a red hat is communicating that she is single; if she wears a black hat, she is married.  There are three layers in the skirts they wear.  If the bottom layer is black, it means ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Festival Activities Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

As men and women assemble onstage to perform song and dance numbers that are influenced by both traditional and popular culture, visitors gather along the mountainside eating grilled pork skewers, pan-fried potatoes, pineapple, and bamboo. Goods such as shoes, handcrafted ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Miao Courtship Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

The Mountain Ramp Festival serves multiple purposes for the Miao, but the most discussed is its role as a meeting place for young men and women to meet with the hopes of future marriage. In addition to festivals, markets are ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Introduction Guizhou Province Posted Aug 31, 2010 by Chinavine

Each year the Mountain Ramp Festival attracts thousands of visitors who range from the Miao people to tourists from China and beyond. The festival itself is steeped in Miao tradition and recreates the journey of the Miao from the eastern ...

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