Monday, September 23, 2013
Last week, a wealthy family of Jingmai’s main village honored the gods. Their tea business being successful, they need to keep the good fortune with them, and to do so, they organized a massive event. People from all the area showed up and gathered to eat, drink, dance and pray. Among other things, two cows and twelve pigs were necessary to satisfy the guests’ appetite. Dancing is also a big thing in the Dai culture, dozens of teams succeed each other, basically arranged by village and age. This is the day when nobody goes to work, it’s an opportunity to share the news and make new friends. This was one of the many festivities held in Jingmai this year.