Ethnic dance of Yi people staged to worship fire

Artists of Yi ethnic minority performed singing and dancing during a Torch Festival gala in SW China’s Yunnan Province to highlight ancient worship for the burning fire.
The annual festival, known as a “Cannibal in the East,” is the grandest festival for Yi people, who believed that the fire can disperse evil and bring fortune to life.
Local people also hold bull fighting and wrestle with each other during the festival.

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