Fanpai Miao Year & Miao Guzang Festival
Time: Nov. 17-21, 2018
Site: Fanpai Village, Fangzhao Town, Taijiang County
Major contents: Launching ceremony of Miao Guzang
Festival, Bullfight game, Splendid dress show of
Miao villages, Miao song & dance competition ,
Bonfire party, ect.
Fanpai is a most eldest village with a history of more than 1600 years. All villagers of 400 families are belong to Miao nationality. Fanpai is located in the south of Leigong Mountain. Row upon row of Miao hanging towers are built on the mountain and covered in green trees and bamboo.This village have simple and strong Miao ethnic customs and unique Miao songs and dances. There are four National Intangible Cultural Heritages, i.e., Fanpai Wood-drum Dance, Miao Ancient Song, Multi-voice Love Song and Miao Costume.Fanpai Miao Years Festival, which is a lively affair, begins from the first ugly day on October of the lunar calendar each year.
Miao Guzang Festival or Nangjianglue in Miao language, is also known as ancestor worship Festival, which is a ritual of ancestor worship held by the clan. This festival is held every thirteen years and have three-years continuous activity. Two kinds of ancestor worship are white Gu (pigs) and black Gu (bulls). In Fanpai, the ancestor worship need to kill the bulls.
牛角拦门酒 Horn Wine in the villagedoor
节日当天 On the festival
反排木鼓舞 Fanpai wood-drum dance
多声部情歌 Multi-voice love song
Splendid dress show of Miao villages
集体踩鼓舞 Collective drum-trampled dance
芦笙吹响 blowing of Lusheng
杀牛祭祖 Kill bulls and worship ancestor
牛皮包木鼓 Wood-drum packed by cowhide
Foreign tourist enjoys the same fun with villagers
长桌宴 Long-table banquet
The thirteen annual gathering is coming
We are waiting for your arrival with full happy
Road Map from Taijiang downtown to
Road condition: The existing road is being repaired and reconstructed, so it is suggested to go to Fanpai village via Hongyang village and Jiaogong village.
Length: 50 km or 1.2 h