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Shaiyi Festival

Shaiyi Festival
Shaiyi Festival
Shaiyi Festival
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The traditional Shaiyi (Drying Clothes) Festival of Yao minority is to be held in Longsheng Jinkeng Hongyao Rice Terraces Scenic Area of Guangxi province every 6th day of the 6th month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

On this day Yao minority girls hang their dresses and exquisite accessories on bamboo poles and window frames. Colorful rows of blouses, skirts, intricate sashes, belts, and hand-embroidered silk scarves can be seen. Traditional sports, games, and performances are held to mark this day.

The girls also display their long hair to compete to see who has the longest. The Yao minority Shaiyi Festival has been held for hundreds of years in Hongyao Rice Terraces Scenic Area.