Fri, October 28, 2011
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Yi New Year festival celebrated in Guizhou

2011-10-28 08:21:23 GMT2011-10-28 16:21:23(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A marshal presides over the ancestor worshipping ceremony during Yi New Year festival in Hushan Village of Qingzhen City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Oct. 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Jin Yulong)

Photo taken on Oct. 27, 2011 shows Hushan Village in Qingzhen City, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Thousands of people of Yi ethnic group from the provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou arrived at Hushan to celebrate their New Year festival Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yulong)

People of Yi ethnic group attend an ancestor worshipping ceremony during Yi New Year festival in Hushan Village of Qingzhen City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Oct. 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Jin Yulong)

People of Yi ethnic group attend an ancestor worshipping ceremony during Yi New Year festival in Hushan Village of Qingzhen City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Oct. 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Jin Yulong)

People of Yi ethnic group arrive to celebrate the Yi New Year festival at Hushan Village of Qingzhen City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Oct. 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Jin Yulong)

Performers of Yi ethnic group play Suona, a traditional single-reed woodwind instrument, to celebrate Yi New Year festival in Hushan Village of Qingzhen City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Oct. 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Jin Yulong)

Thousands of people of Yi ethnic group from the provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou arrived at Hushan to celebrate the Yi New Year festival Thursday. As the most important traditional festival for the people of Yi ethnic group, Yi New Year festival is celebrated after autumn harvest every year in accordance with the Yi calendar.

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