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Ethnic Miao people celebrate Festival of King Bamboo in Guizhou

Updated: Apr 2,2015 9:00 AM     Chinaculture.org

A bevy of young Miao people dance at a show at the ongoing Cultural and Art Festival of King Bamboo in Zhenning county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, March 31, 2015. It is a traditional folk festival among the indigenous Miao ethnic group who claim they are the offspring of the ancient King of the Yelang State dating back over 2,000 years.[Photo by Qin Gang/asianewsphoto]

Ethnic Miao people hold a grand ceremony to worship the ancient King of the Yelang State on the twelfth day of the second lunar month each year, which falls on March 31 this year. [Photo by Qin Gang/asianewsphoto]

Two young men dress themselves as ancient warriors in archaic hardened rattan-made helmets and armor, for a mock fight at the ongoing Cultural and Art Festival of King Bamboo of the Yelang State on March 31, 2015.[Photo by Qin Gang/asianewsphoto]

A squad of young men dress themselves as ancient warriors to show off their archery skills at the ongoing Cultural and Art Festival of King Bamboo of the Yelang State on March 31, 2015. [Photo by Qin Gang/asianewsphoto]

Girls of the ethnic Miao minority give a traditional costume show at the ongoing Cultural and Art Festival of King Bamboo of the Yelang State on March 31, 2015.[Photo by Qin Gang/asianewsphoto]

Girls of the ethnic Miao minority celebrate the Festival of King Bamboo of the Yelang State in Zhenning county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, March 31, 2015.[Photo by Qin Gang/asianewsphoto]

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