Every winter the Hani villages around Lüchun (绿春) in southern Yunnan celebrate the Long Street Banquet (长街宴), during which families put tables in the street and eat and drink together.
This footage taken recently in downtown Lüchun is of a dress rehearsal for the parade that initiates the Long Street Banquet. The banquet usually takes place in the 10th lunar month, but it is up to each village's shaman to decide the most auspicious day to hold the banquet.
In the parade rehearsal, each different costume denotes a different village and different Hani sub-branch, not including the parody at the very end.© Copyright 2005-2020 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.