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Shidian County Culture

Shidian county is in the south of Banshan, it has a long history, about 8000 years ago the "yao people" thrived in this land, established the land for the motherland frontier, wrote the splendid prehistoric culture. Shidian people pay much attention to their culture. The sixth folk culture festival of Shidian County kicked off on 18 December at the Cultural Square, Shidian county seat. The festival has become an important platform for Shidian to further widen its opening-up, promote tourism and increase its popularity.

Blang Culture

The Blang people in Shidian County believe in animism.Their polytheism is the product of both the material life of their society and their subjective consciousness as an ethnic group.The polytheistic homeland culture in their polytheism has exerted a great influence on their historic development and left a deep print on their social life,which has its typical origin and practical significance.A study of their polytheistic homeland culture will help protect our traditional culture and quicken the construction of a harmonious society.

Qidan Descendants Culture

The Khitan people (Chinese: 契丹; pinyin: Qìdān; Old Turkic: Old Turkic letter NY.svg Old Turkic letter T1.svgOld Turkic letter I.svgOld Turkic letter IQ.svg; KITaYN), or Khitai, Kitan, or Kidan, were a nomadic people originally from Mongolia and Manchuria (the northeastern region of modern-day China) from the 4th century that spoke a language distantly related to the Mongolic languages. As the Liao dynasty, they dominated a vast area north of and including parts of China, but left few relics that have survived until today. After the fall of the Liao dynasty in 1125, many Khitans moved further west and established the Qara Khitai in Central Asia, which was finally destroyed by the Mongol Empire in 1218. Till now, Shidian  cpunty preserved the Qidan descendants’ government---Shidian Zhangguansi(施甸长官司), Shidian county Qidan descendants’ ancestral temple---Mugualang Amangjiang ancestral temple(木瓜榔阿莽蒋宗祠), Qidan descendants Mangchenglong Memoral(契丹后裔莽成龙纪念地)---Youwang local-god temple(由旺土主庙). Today, there are about 40000 Qidan descendants live in Shidian county.

Shidian Multi-culture

There are many minorities in Shidian county, hence the multi-culture integration ShiDian culture. ShiDian national folk culture and art are rich and colorful, ethnic groups, conditions of the people reflect with the modern civilization. The existing traditional folk literature and art : Sing folk songs(唱山歌), Dage(打歌), Chuisuona(吹锁呐), Caigaoqiao(踩高跷), Shualong(耍龙), Shuashizi(耍狮子), Wandeng(玩灯), Dongjing(洞经) etc, more than 14 and  67 amateur folk art groups are active.

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