Chinese Muslims Celebrate Corban Festival 2013
Corban Festival, one of the most important Islamic festivals, is going to be celebrated on October 15th this year. People in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region can enjoy a five-day holiday from October 15th to 20th (including the weekend).
Also known as Id al-Gurban, Corban Festival carries the meaning that disciplines will show their respect and faith to Allah. Muslim communities in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region will get together at the local major mosques, chanting religious sutras in the morning. After this rite, they will return home to entertain families with traditional food, such as mutton, cakes and some fruits.
In Xinjiang area, a series of characteristic and interesting activities will be held under the festive atmosphere. For example, the Uyghur people will hold a grand performance on the square, where they will play musical instruments, singing and dancing. The Uyghur people are extremely good at singing and dancing.
Xinjiang (short for Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region), located in the northwest China, owns a great wealth of tourism and culture. A collection of stunning natural landscapes (like the Flaming Mountain, the Heavenly Lake, Lake Karakuli, and the romantic Lavender Planting Base) and various ethnic festivals make Xinjiang a great tourist destination in China. Contact us to have us tailor-make your own tour of Xinjiang, including attending the traditional festivals there.