National Culture Heritages in Guangxi (Activities)
'Feitao' dance of the Maonan ethnic group
"Feitao" in the Maonan language is a general term describing Maonan activities related to vow repayment. The Feitao dance was originally used for rituals, but has now become a colorful folk activity integrating with oral literature, folk songs, drama, dance, music, and other artistic elements of the Maonan ethnic group. "Feitao" has many categories, including songs, dance, stories, and mask carving. It was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage on May 20, 2006.
'Pohui' festival of the Miao ethnic group
Pohui is a traditional festival observed by the Miao ethnic group. Every year, from the third to the 17th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, Miao people celebrate Pohui in Rongshui county of South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. People enjoy a joyous get-together in their traditional clothing and hold a variety of activities like reed-pipe wind instrument competitions, dragon and lion dances, horse fighting, as well as horse racing. The festival is also an opportunity for young people to express their romantic interest in each other. Pohui was included in the national intangible cultural heritage lists on May 20, 2006.
Members of the Miao ethnic group hold the Pohui festival. [Photo/gxfybhw.cn]