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Dali Festivals

Dali is a Bai minority: the Bai people rank second after the Han ethnic group in population. 

The March Fair, the most important festival celebrated by the Bai people, together with their Worship Gathering in the Three Temples and Butterfly Festival, display the colorful customs and unique costumes of the Bai minority.

Dali Festivals and Events List

Dali International Film Festival

Aug. 1, 2014 to to Aug. 5, 2014

Dali International Film Festival has the theme as "harmonious home - man and nature." The purpose is to build "human Dali, happy home", to create tourist highlights, to foster low-carbon economy, to... Read more

March Fair

Apr. 14, 2014 to to Apr. 16, 2014

Also known as the Kwan-yin Fair, March Fair is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Bai Ethnic People in Dali in southwest China's Yunnan province. History And Origin Currentl... Read more

Worship Gathering In The Three Temples

May. 2014

This activity is called Guanshanglan in the Bai language. It is a carnival for the Bai people in Dali to entertain themselves during the slack season for farming. It is also an occasion to welcome the... Read more

Butterfly Festival

May. 2014

The Butterfly Festival is a folk entertainment custom among the Bai people and it is popular in the area of Dali, Yunnan. It is held beside Butterfly Spring, which is located at the foot of Nong Hil... Read more