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Dragon Boat Festival of Yisa

Published on: 2015-10-26  Source: Honghe Tourism Official Site

Yisa people who live in Honghe County celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival on the 5th May in lunar calendar. They usually make traditional rice dumplings by themselves. They fill sticky rice into the fresh green bamboo leaves or rice dumpling leaves and the finished rice dumplings have unique flavor better than those offered in the market. Some Yisa people also have rituals of freeing captive animals to make wishes for happiness and luckiness for their family members.