Qiang people hold ceremony of mountain offer in Sichuan

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Qiang people hold a solemn ceremony of mountain offer on June 6 of the lunar calendar, praying for good weather and thanking God for blessing respectively in Mao county, Sichuan. The sacrifice event will last till June 27 in lunar calendar. (CNS/ He Qinghai)

Ceremony of Mountain Offer, also known as the Ceremony of Mountain Turning, is the most solemn holiday of Qiang nation. It's a farming activity, but has a strong religious flavor and reflects the glorious culture of ancient mystery. The ceremony is held annually on June 6 of the lunar calendar. By this way Qiang people not only express their admiration for the heaven but also hope that the holy wood could bring them cattle and grain as rich as possible. The offerings usually include sheep, dogs and chickens.

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