The Torch Festival 火把节 is another of the many ethnic minority festivals held in Dali. It originates from the Yi people and is always held during the first half of the year on different dates depending on the Location. But this year the real excitement will be the 1st of August here in Dali as that’s the evening that the torches will come out!
The ancient March Fair Festival (some same a thousand years of history) happens every year during the 3rd lunar month of the Chinese calendar. Thousands of people from China and the surrounding countries all gather to trade exotic goods and join in the festivities during the weeks surrounding this festival. This year it’s happening at the end of April and is a great way to taste and see things you’ve never experience before! So come to Dali and be part of the March Fair Festival 三月节!