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Bridge Worship Festival in Taijiang, SW China

 

The guests are invited to dance in the circle and enjoy the rice wine. Photos: Chinanews.com

The Bridge Worship Festival is a traditional festival of Miao people in Taijiang, southwestern China’s Guizhou Province. The festival falls on the second day of the second lunar month. People build and worship the bridges, praying for good weather, a flourishing population, and good luck.

All people join the festival will dress up with their best clothes. Women and men go to the bridges, burning paper money and incense, pouring down the rice wine on the ground for the bridges and their ancestors. After they finish burning incense and paper money, they will play lusheng (a Miao music instrument) and dance, while some people will hold bull fight near their villages.

  

 

Villagers place their offerings around the offering table in the square, March 2, 2014.   

  

 

Two men in Wanpai Village give toast to each other.   

 

The oldest bridge in Fanpai Village. All villagers need to give their offerings here.

 

The oldest bridge in Fanpai Village. All villagers need to give their offerings here.


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