Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner. Solitary Beauty Peak & Prince City will host Zhuangyuan culture theme event on 12th Sept 2011.
Zhuangyuan is the champion of the governor selection exam in the Chinese history.On the day all of the visitors can join the event. Tour guide will tell the knowledge and background of the exam. Visitors will experience the exam and top visitors will have mooncake as gift.
Sept 12 (Aug 15 in Lunar Calendar) is 2011's Mid-Autumn Festival for Chinese families to get together. This year in the Dragon Backbone's Rice Terraces there will be a fire touch show, mooncake tasting and Yao People' fest on the Mid-Autumn Festival day.
This year from July 23rd to 25th Yao people from all over the world will gather in Jiubanqiao Village of Gongcheng County to celebrate the 11th Yao People's Aunat Wang Festival. It is said that long time ago Aunt Wang was the wife of King Pan. She always helped Yao People in Guangxi and Hunan area. In order to thank her Yao People have been worshiping her for hundreds of years.
2011 Guangyang Pears & Plums Festival will be held in Guanyang county from July 6 to 28 in 2011. Guanyang is well-known as "hometown of black plums and white pears". The fruit garden opening ceremony will be held from 09:00-10:30 on July 6th. In the following days there are different kinds of events for tourists to attend. Guanyang people welcome you!
The annual Clothes Drying Festival of Red Yao People will be held in Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces on July 6 2011. At the time tourists from all over the world will gather there to celebrate the festival with Yao People.
The Clothes Drying Festival is on June 6 in Chinese Lunar Calendar. On the day the married sons and daughters travel back to their parents' houses with ducks, alcohol and gifts to have a family union dinner. On the day every family take their traditional clothes to dry in the outdoor. The colorful clothes make all the villages very beautiful. That's where the name of Clothes Drying Festival comes from.
Here is the festival schedule of year 2011.
08:00-09:00 Clothes drying show;
10:00-10:30 Traditional music show to welcome tourists;
10:30-11:00 Worship ceremony;
11:00-11:30 Long hair show;
11:30-12:00 Crops drying show;
14:00-15:30 Spinning show, embroidered show, hair cutting by sickle show, singing show and etc;
The annul Guandi Temple Fair will be held in Gongcheng County from 12 to 13 June, 2011.
There will be a series of ancient custom events such as Guandi's birthday celebration, Guandi's worship ceremony, ancient Chinese costume show etc.
In ancient time the temple fairs conducted to offer sacrifices to the god of the earth. Today, it is a festival filled with hours of performances, fun&games and wonderful food.
Guandi is also called Guanyu. He was a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei during the late Eastern Han Dynasty era of China. He played a significant role in the civil war that led to the collapse of the Han Dynasty and the establishment of Shu Han of the Three Kingdoms, of which Liu Bei was the first emperor.