Fes­tive time

China Daily (USA) - - FRONT PAGE -

A to­tal of 10,380 mem­bers of the Dong eth­nic com­mu­nity in Lip­ing county in South­west China cel­e­brate the Dong New Year on Thurs­day by hold­ing a grand ban­quet with 1,700 ta­bles that run 3.7 kilo­me­ters in length. Dong New Year is a tra­di­tional fes­ti­val of the Dong peo­ple in South­east Guizhou prov­ince. It is cel­e­brated at dif­fer­ent times of the year from one area to an­other, mostly fall­ing dur­ing the first days of the 11th month of the Chi­nese lu­nar cal­en­dar. The ban­quet will go into the Guin­ness Book of World Records.


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