Dai People Celebrate 'San Yue San' Festival in SW China

April 13, 2013
Editor: Zhao Liangfeng

A French woman (C, front) poses for group photos with women of Dai ethnic group during a folk custom and culture festival marking the "San Yue San" (the third day of the third lunar month in Chinese Calendar) in Shizong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 12, 2013. The festival, attracting tens of thousands of local residents and tourists from both at home and abroad, was held here Friday. [Xinhua]

A French woman (C, front) poses for group photos with women of Dai ethnic group during a folk custom and culture festival marking the "San Yue San" (the third day of the third lunar month in Chinese Calendar) in Shizong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 12, 2013. The festival, attracting tens of thousands of local residents and tourists from both at home and abroad, was held here Friday. [Xinhua]

Women of Dai ethnic group perform during a folk custom and culture festival marking the "San Yue San" (the third day of the third lunar month in Chinese Calendar) in Shizong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 12, 2013. The festival, attracting tens of thousands of local residents and tourists from both at home and abroad, was held here Friday. [Xinhua]

Women of Dai ethnic group perform during a folk custom and culture festival marking the "San Yue San" (the third day of the third lunar month in Chinese Calendar) in Shizong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 12, 2013. The festival, attracting tens of thousands of local residents and tourists from both at home and abroad, was held here Friday. [Xinhua]

Tourists play with local residents during a folk custom and culture festival marking the "San Yue San" (the third day of the third lunar month in Chinese Calendar) in Shizong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 12, 2013. The festival, attracting tens of thousands of local residents and tourists from both at home and abroad, was held here Friday. [Xinhua]

Tourists play with local residents during a folk custom and culture festival marking the "San Yue San" (the third day of the third lunar month in Chinese Calendar) in Shizong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 12, 2013. The festival, attracting tens of thousands of local residents and tourists from both at home and abroad, was held here Friday. [Xinhua]

A woman of Dai ethnic group watches the performance with her grandson during a folk custom and culture festival marking the "San Yue San" (the third day of the third lunar month in Chinese Calendar) in Shizong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 12, 2013. The festival, attracting tens of thousands of local residents and tourists from both at home and abroad, was held here Friday. [Xinhua]

A woman of Dai ethnic group watches the performance with her grandson during a folk custom and culture festival marking the "San Yue San" (the third day of the third lunar month in Chinese Calendar) in Shizong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 12, 2013. The festival, attracting tens of thousands of local residents and tourists from both at home and abroad, was held here Friday. [Xinhua]

(Source: Xinhua)

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