Miao people in festive costumes celebrate the traditional New Year festival in the Miao’s calendar in Shibadong Village, Shuanglong Town, Huayuan County on January 15, 2017. A series of festivities were held that day, including playing Miao drums, offering sacrifice, making ciba cakes, catching fishes in paddy fields, and enjoying get-together feast.
The photo shows Miao women pound glutinous rice to make ciba cake.
Traditionally, Miao people celebrate their New Year festival as a harvest day, marking the end of the whole-year hard work, and the beginning of a happy and prosperous New Year. The date of the New Year festival may vary in different branches or regions of Miao minority.
The photo shows villagers playing Miao drums.