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Miao Minority Valentines Day

Miao Minority Valentines Day
Date: Third Day Third Month (Lunar calendar)
Location: Phoenix Town

On the third day of the third month in the lunar calendar the young women of the Miao minority all dress in their festival costumes and the young men group together to celebrate. This festival is also known as the Miao Valentines Day and on this day the young men and young women gather together to sing. To begin the men invites the girl he is interested in to sing along with him, if the girl is interested she will sing if she is not then she will not sing and the young man will have to look for another young lady. Hence, why the festival is also known as the Antiphonal Singing Festival.