Bai Torch Festival 白族火把节

Friday, 11. August 2023 in Dali

The Bai hold their Torch Festival one day after the Yi.

The Torch Festival is the most significant festival shared between the Bai and Yi minorities. It is celebrated everywhere and often a great tourism magnet.

The general rule is that Yi areas celebrate on the 24th, Bai areas celebrate on the 25th of the 6th lunar month, but there are some exceptions.

See related festivals.

The Torch Festival is one of the biggest events in the whole Dali region, it is celebrated in pretty much every village and every household. Obviously, at the center of the festival is the ritual burning of a often giant torch, but the character of the festival varies from place to place.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历6月25.
Dengchuan Torch Festival 邓川火把节 邓川白洁圣妃庙 Fri, 11. August
Zhoucheng Torch Festival 周城火把节 大理周城 Fri, 11. August
Dali Torch Festival 大理古城火把节 大理古城 Fri, 11. August
Shaxi Torch Festival 沙溪火把节 剑川县沙溪古镇 Fri, 11. August

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