Bai Minority

2010-02-05 17:50 BJT

The Bai have had a close affiliation with the Han for centuries. The Bai are rice farmers from villages in the high plains of Yunnan, whose ancestors were among the original inhabitants of the region. The Bai are found in Yunnan, and Guizhou Provinces.

Bai Ethnic Minority
Bai Ethnic Minority

They are part of the Sino-Tibetan Tibeto-Burman ethno linguistic group. The Bai have close cultural ties with the Han, and are among the most acculturated of China's minority nationalities. We bought a Bai outfit for Bernice.

The Bais are distributed mainly in Dali, Yunnan Province. They have a grand traditional festival: “Dali March Street” which hold from March 15 to March 30 in lunar calendar. And the Rao San Ling, a folk carnival, hold from April 23 to April 25 in lunar calendar.

The Bais in Sangzhi County, Zhangjiajie, migrated from Dali, but their tradition and convention haven’t changed.

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