Yunnan Festival Schedule

Yunnan has so many colorful minority festivals that you can not miss them. When you travel at the festival times, you will not only enjoy the minority culture but also enjoy the delicious food. 

Ethnic Minority
Festival Name
Festival Activities
Dates (2013)


Torch Festival

Torch Dance, Wrestling, Bull Fight, Performance

4, August

Ikebana Festival

Ikebana, Folk Song

29, March

Tiger Festival

Tiger Dance Performance

23-24, March

Mouding March Fair

Trade Fair, performance

10-12, May


Dali March Fair

Trade Fair, Horse Race, Performance

28, April -- 2, May

Qing Lady Festival

offer sacrifices, performance

28, February

Raoshan Ling

transplant seedlings

5-7, June

Torch Festival

Torching, Dragon Boat Race, Performance

5, August


Water Sprinkling Festival

Dragon Boat Race, Water Sprinkling, Performance

13-15, April


Ant Festival

Hani Cuisine with Ant

4, August

Lady Festival

Swing, Performance

19, March


Bath Gathering

Spa Bath, Singing Tournament

17, February

Sword Festival

Climbing Sword Mountain, Diving into Fire Sea, Performance

23, March


Bangbang Fair

Horse Race, Performance, Farming Trade Fair

28, February

Sanduo Festival

offer sacrifices, Bullfight

21-25, February


Kuza Festival

Elephant Dance, Folk Song

Between March and April in Dai Calendar

Cucurbit Festival

Bonfire, Performance

20-23, November


Tibetan New Year

Horse Race, Picnic, Performance

14, February

Horse Race Festival

Horse Race

May, June

Danu Festival

Wushu, Ball Tournament, Singing and dancing

10, July

Getang Festival

Dating, Lover's Song

23, November


Longduan Festival

Opera, Acrobatics, Performance

8, May


Water Sprinkling Festival

Water Sprinkling, Performance

11-12, April

Recommended tours to see a festive Yunnan: 

If you need more details or a tailor-made tour to see a Yunnan festival, welcome to contact us.

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