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Immortal’s parade of Bai nationality in Sangzhi County

Updated : Apr 16, 2021
The immortal’s parade of Bai nationality in Sangzhi County can be traced back to late Song Dynasty and early Ming Dynasty. The parade was simple at that time when only a few people were engaged in it. People simply carried the statue of an immortal to walk around in different villages.




By the end of Yuan Dynasty and the beginning of Ming Dynasty, people from Hubei Province and other places came to Sangzhi County to escape from wars, so the population of the area which Bai people inhabited rocketed and folk culture gained much vitality. In order to increase the influence of the nationality, Bai people improved the procedure of the parade and established a colorful and unique system for it.


 

Edited by Li Ling

2019 Zhangjiajie Bureau of Culture, Tourism, Broadcasting and Sports