The Feast of Tibetan Culture, Jiarong Tibetan Nationality’s Ruomuniu Festival in Lixian County
Source: Cultural Tourism Channel of Sichuan News | November 25, 2016 15:43:05
Report (Mou Huan) by Sichuan News on November 25 in Chengdu: On November 25, Jiarong Tibetan nationality’s Ruomuniu Festival, one of activities in 2016 Sichuan Red Leaf Ecological Tourism Festival and Lixian County Miyaluo Red Leaf Hot Spring Festival, was ceremoniously held in Miyaluo Town.
With Festival Celebration as the Medium to Inherit Jiarong Tibetan Nationality’s Culture
“Ruomuniu Festival” is a traditional grand meeting in which people of Jiarong Tibetan nationality in Miyaluo area of Lixian County “celebrate harvest”. It is held twice a year; one is “Rengu Ruominiu” held in May of lunar calendar, and one is “Dangri Ruomuniu” held in September or October of lunar calendar. The scale can be both small and large. Each village can hold it alone or together. During the festival, the people in the village will burn incense to worship the god of mountain, and hold activities such as racing horse, dancing guozhuang dance, appreciating flowers, etc.
People of Tibetan Nationality Sing and Dance to Welcome the Coming of Festival
In the morning of November 25, the smoke of incense was rising above Miyaluo town, and the prayer wheels were producing sound. People of Jiarong Tibetan nationality dressed up and gathered together to welcome the coming of festival. After a joyful wheat scouring dance, the local amateur actors turned the prayer wheels and loudly read Mani; the elders enjoying high reputation took the lead to pray in front of the altar and offer sacrifices to gods with sincere heart through the traditional method, which started the festival ceremony.
In the activity, people of Jiarong Tibetan nationality from Miluoya Town, Jiabi Township, Guergou Town, Putou Township, Ganbao Township, Shangmeng Township, Xiameng Township, and Zagunao Town wore traditional costumes and sang and danced heartily; they acted as the leading actors of festival activity. That they jointly celebrated the traditional festival with guests and friends from all over the world pushed the festival atmosphere to a new high.
Except that the traditional singing and dancing performance complemented the modern singing and dancing art performances, display of traditional handicrafts and cultures such as weeding wool and weaving waistbands and traditional Tibetan nationality clothes and ornaments, the exhibition of static photography works, the sales exhibition of local agricultural and sideline products and tourism commodities of six merchants, and the on-site making of Tibetan meals became a beautiful scenery line of this activity.