year I already heard there would be the Miao Fertility Festival in
Wuliu which is just about 6km away from my village, this festival
is just after the Miao year new of my village. I also had a long time
no stay with my parents, brothers, sisters spending the Miao new year,
so I went back to my village to spend the Miao new year without arranging
any tours, I want to have some free with my family.
The Fertility festival in Wuliu is also held once every 13 years,
the festival lasts 3 years, my father says this year is the last
year, so there probably would be more than 20000 people coming to
join the festival, thousands of Miao girls in holiday bests will
dance at the foot of the village. I think it might be very interesting,
but it's hard to know the right date for the dancing ceremony, so
one day I decided go to Wuliu to find out the right information.
It was a family hiking
tour, my son, my wife and my father-in-law joined the tour, it took
us 1 hours and 24 minutes to get to the village by walk. When we
got to the edge of the big Wuliu village, we didn't see anyone dress
festival dress, but I didn't want to come back with any good news,
so I decided to try to get some information. The answer is that
the best day for the dancing ceremony will be 2 weeks later, it
was too late for me, fortunately there was a small ceremony on that
day. The villagers will bring the wooden drum to visit another smaller
Miao village, in fact there are total 4 villages. So of course I
didn't want to lose this chance.
waiting for the ceremony, I saw a silver smith wash silver ornaments
for the villgaers for the festival, I already met this man before
in the other villge, he came from Kongba villge which is about 50km
away from here. After waiting for about 1 and half hours, the ceremony
started, I followed the ceremony group and took many pictures, I found
it very interesting, so I puted the pictures on my web site, hope
everyone can enjoy the pictures, because it' quite unusual.
For more information
of the Fertility festival, please visit my article-Miao Fertility
Festival in Langde, it's almost the same as my village's, but only
one thing is different, my villgae brings the mountain to each family's
home by beating bronze drum, but people worship wooden drum in Wuliu
village, and they beat the bronze drum once every 13 years, of course
they will beat the wooden drum for several days during the festival.