Dali Torch Festival 大理古城火把节

Tuesday, 30. July 2024 in 大理古城

Torch Festival in the old town of Dali is obviously a touristy affair.

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

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For fire protection, most events take place outside the old town itself. There is usually a big torch on the top of Sanyuejie.
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历6月25.

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