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Yi people celebrate "black face festival"

 

Yi people celebrate black face festival, Yunnan, China

Two women from the Yi ethnic group plaster black ashes on each other's face during the "black face festival" in Qiubei County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, on August 15, 2009. The festival is a traditional activity in Qiubei where ancient Yi people used to blacken their faces to expel monsters and kill evils. [Xinhua]


 


 

Yi people celebrate black face festival, Yunnan, China

People plaster black ashes on each other's face during the "black face festival" in Qiubei County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, on August 15, 2009. [Xinhua]

 


 

Yi people celebrate black face festival, Yunnan, China

Visitors and local residents celebrate the "black face festival" in Qiubei County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, on August 15, 2009. [Xinhua]

 


 

Yi people celebrate black face festival, Yunnan, China

Two women from the Yi ethnic group plaster black ashes on each other's face during the "black face festival" in Qiubei County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, on August 15, 2009. [Xinhua]



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