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Preparations for the festival

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: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 26 November 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

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Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wonderful and colorful costumes. The hat and necklace are different from those whom i was able to see over there. It was in which period of the year ?

26 Nov 2013 8:08am

@Evelyne Dubos: Hello Evelyne. Spring festival time in April (depends on the moon). Every village has their own celebration at this time of year. Traditionally it was an opportunity for the young people to mix and find interesting partners from neighbouring villages. In some of the remote villages, such as in this area of Guizhou, young women still dress up to court and they still sing the traditional Miao songs. These songs are spectacularly different to anything I have ever heard. I have been chasing the end of history across Asia for many years. China is changing so quickly. Every year you need to go further into the hills to find authentic and ancient cultural ceremony.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

These head dresses are spectacular, great travel photography!

26 Nov 2013 8:17am

@Curly: Thanks Curly. I was humbled to be in this place on this day to experience this celebration. I will never forget the few weeks I spent in this corner of the world.

angel from Tehran, Iran

26 Nov 2013 10:10am

@angel: Thanks angel!

سيد حسن كاوشي from اروميه, Iran

برداشت زیبلئی شده

26 Nov 2013 10:21am

@سيد حسن كاوشي: Thanks for your visit!

helys from Paris, France

Great street scene, portraits
Nice costumes, colors

26 Nov 2013 10:32am

@helys: Thank Helys

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

impressive customs

26 Nov 2013 10:37am

@Dimitrios: I agree D. The costumes for the festival are amazing. Each village with their own distinctive style.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portraits!
so beautiful composition, focus, colors & lights!
Amazing!

26 Nov 2013 11:11am

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle photo de cette fête traditionnelle ! c'est quand ils auront perdu ces traditions qu'ils feront comme dans d'autres pays et rechercheront leurs racines !!!

Beautiful photo of this traditional festival! is when they have lost these traditions as they will in other countries and seek their roots!

26 Nov 2013 4:00pm