Songpan Festival 松潘 2: Photo of the Week

Songpan Festival 松潘2: What the crowds were watching

Photo of the week

Last week’s Photo of the Week showed enthralled spectators enjoying the entertainment at the 2004 summer festival in Songpan, Sichuan Province. What was captivating them?

A watching spectator in Songpan

They were spellbound by a riot of colour as Chinese dragons, Tibetan Qiang minority dancers, and Muslim Hui singers took over the town, paraded through the streets and usurped the public squares. The real fun began after the Communist Party leaders had made their speeches, sped off to lunch in their limousines and left everyone to an afternoon of spontaneous revelry. Here are some photos of what they were enjoying.

Tibetans with their dragons

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Songpan Dancing 松潘跳舞

Tibetan Qiang minority Dancers

Red dragons of Songpan

Street Entertainment

Magical Moments

Hui Muslims Returning Home

Qiang Ladies


2 Responses to “Songpan Festival 松潘 2: Photo of the Week”

  1. Wow, absolutely gorgeous.

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