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Tujia spending New Year of three times
2017-04-11 15:47:00  Zhangjiajie Toptourism Website  

Tujia people spend the New Year of three times, namely spend “Having Caught Up With Year” on 29 (or 28) Lunar December, spend “June Year” on 25 Lunar June, spend “October Year” on 1 Lunar October. When spending “Having Caught Up With Year”, kindle the bonfire at village barnyard, Tujia people dance the Shaking Hand Dance and sing the New Year song around the bonfire. “June Year” is an important migration of Tujia people in the history, to complete the migration on 25 Lunar June, Tujia people will butcher the cattle to sacrifice on this day, gradually form the “June Year” custom. “October Year” is spent at the first harvest season to receive the new home after migration of Tujia people, on 1 Lunar October, Tujia people will organize celebrations and pay New Year's call to each other to celebrate the “October Year”.

Keyword:Zhangjiajie Cultural Custom