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Zhangjiajie Nature and Culture Introduction
2016-12-20 16:49:22  Zhangjiajie Tourism Information Website  

1) Local Custom
Zhangjiajie is a world famous tourist city located in the northwest of Hunan province of china, its total population is 1.62 million in accordance to the latest population statistics, nearly half of the them are minorities, including it’s over Tujia, the Bai and the Miao as well as some Hui, Man, Dong and the Yao. So the local custom is quite interesting and different from Han people.The Tujia people have a long history. It is a hard-working and brave ethnic group.

Singing mountain songs is one of the Tujia people's favorite traditional custom, including love songs, war songs and labor songs, etc. Yong boys and girls show love to each other by singing love songs.

Wedding crying is the most important thing in a girl's whole life, the minority people regard wedding crying as the symbol of a girl’s wit and virtue.

The Tujia is also a versatile nationality. The traditional Hand-waving Dance and Xi Lan Ka Pu (A kind of colorful bed cover) are regarded as the best preferable part of Tujias' art.  People do Lusheng Dance as well as Bench Dance and Monkey Drum dance here.  The ethnic group has their own traditional clothes, according to local chronicles, the Tujia people - both men and women wear a short upper garment and no shoes. They cover their head with a cloth and tend to dye their clothes in a variety of colors. Formerly, theTujia minority wore handmade clothing, which was dyed blue and black. Their clothing style is characterized by the notion: same in trousers, but distinct in the upper wear almost the same trousers-a kind of skirt with colorful trim, which in the late years has been changed into a kind of pants with two or three colorful stripe adorning the trouser legs.

The top part of the Tujia dress is quite different for men and women, and also for the young and old, however. Usually a young man will wear a short jacket with many cloth buttons down the front. A young woman prefers a special top with buttons down the left side, large, short sleeves and a low cut collar. For the part, the elderly like to dress in a more bulky upper garment with buttons down the front; three colorful stripes can be found along the edges of each upper garment.

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Keyword:Zhangjiajie Folklore & Culture & Customs