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Longsheng Red Clothes Festival

 
Longsheng Red Clothes Festival(瑶族龙胜红衣节): Each March 15 or April 8, Yao people in Longsheng Rice Terraces will dress up and go to Leishui Street, Longsheng Town, Guangxi Province to celebrate Red Clothes Festival. Just like other festivals, this festival serves as an ideal chance to for bachelors to find their sweetheart. Red is Yao people’s favorite color. On this day, you see Yao girls dress in red and join in the hair completion. Yao girls only have their hairs shaved once in a lifetime, that is in the first month after they were born. After that, they will keep and nurture their hairs by using herbs. Generally speaking, every Yao girl’s hair measures 1.75m long, and the longest even reaches 1.9m. Besides, Yao people will also hold other entertainments such as Beauty Contest and sport competition include tug of war.
 
 
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