Day: A Festival of the Yu People
Yi people in China have a holiday named Torch Day
every year from August 5 to 8. Why do we have that
holiday? Because we have a
thousand years ago in August near harvest time, our
Yi people had a wrestling competition.
everybody holds the torches at night, the
streets look like a fire dragon and the
view is great.
Yi person was very strong and kind. His name was
Zhige Arlon. He did something to the devil
which caused the devil to feel he lost face.
the devil sent lots of locusts to the area and
destroyed the crops. Then Zhige Arlon guided the Yi
people. He told them to hold torches which would
kill the locusts. So, the Yi people killed all of
Yi people still celebrate this holiday. It's very
great, even though there are no locusts anymore.
When everybody holds the torches at night, the
streets look like a fire dragon and the view is
great. Lots of guests come to our area to enjoy the
View photos of the Torch
and Celebrations fof the
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