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Bai Minority - Dali Travel
Bai Minority - Dali Travel
 
Description of Bai Minority - Dali Travel
 
There are 1.4 million of Bai minority people living in Yunnan, mainly of them settle in Dali Baizu autonomous prefecture. Bai people widely spread over Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan province, more than 90% of the population engaged in the farming production, especially the paddy rice planting. Bai minority has its own language, however the Chinese language are in common use among most of the Bai people.
 
Description of Bai Minority - Dali Travel General customs:
Intermarry is forbidden among the Bai minority, not even the same ancestry and spouse with the same surname. Dissimilar than the majority Han people, sons in the Bai family live separately to their parents. Bai people are particular about tea. They like to welcome the guests by serving the famous Bai special drink – the Three Courses Tea. These three cups of tea present the meaning of life just like the taste of the tea: bitter first, then come with the sweetness and finally the third one gives you the aftertaste. There is a folk saying “Filling full glass of wine shows respects while full glass of tea has the meaning of swindle.”, which is the reason why Bai people never serve you a full glass of tea.
 
Description of Bai Minority - Dali Travel Clothing:
Either boys or girls, Bai minority people are just greatly admire the white color, to express the elegance and the image of pure. In Yunnan Eryuan County, men who are in the mature age always carry an lover-made exquisite pouch, embroidered with the patterns of birds and ducks that represent the symbol of love. Dressing style for girls is always different in various areas. In Dali, white or light blue blouse will be matched with the red sleeveless jacket, embroidered waistcloth and shoes. Adolescent girls wore their hair braided in a single long pigtail, then coiled it at the top of the head with cerise strings and white headscarf. Married women usually make a coiffure with a topknot or coil up with the hairpins. Bai minority people in Dali regard flowers as beauty. We can see from their clothing often ornamented with the Camellias. Bai women also like to wear earrings and bracelets.
 
Description of Bai Minority - Dali Travel Festivals:
There are lots of traditional festivals happen within the Bai minority. “March Fair” is the biggest event in the year, which has more than 1000 years of history. The “Torch Festival” is another famous activity for Bai minority; it is also celebrated by some other minorities like Yi, Naxi and so on.
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