The oldest Valentine’s Day in the East: the young of Miao catch fish and grab ducks.

Updated 2016-03-28 09:58:10 China.com

The oldest Valentine’s Day in the East: the young of Miao catch fish and grab ducks.

On March 24, 2016, also Lunar February 16, it is Sister Festival which one of the activities held a competition to catch fish and grab ducks in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province. They celebrated the traditional ethnic festivals through this kind of activity. Villagers are participating in folk activity of grabbing the ducks.

The oldest Valentine’s Day in the East: the young of Miao catch fish and grab ducks.

Sister Festival is known as the oldest Valentine's Day in the East. It is also an assembly for the young of Miao in Guizhou Province who live along the middle reaches of the river to have blind date and be in love. It is usually held before and after the Lunar March day 15 annually, which has lots of custom like having sister meal, dancing with splendid attire, catching fish and grabbing ducks in paddy field and so on.

The oldest Valentine’s Day in the East: the young of Miao catch fish and grab ducks.

Villagers are participating in folk activity of grabbing the ducks.

The oldest Valentine’s Day in the East: the young of Miao catch fish and grab ducks.

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