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Yi Torch Festival
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Time: The 24th ¨C26th days of the 6th lunar month.
Venue: Sichuan and Yunnan
Origin: According to a legend among the Yi people in Lunan, once upon a time there lived a demon king who terrorized the local people. During an uprising the local people bound torches to the horns and hind legs of a herd of goats and eliminated the demon king by lighting the torches and driving the goats into its lair. On the 24th day of the 6th lunar month the local people lit torches for an entire night¡¯s merry-making in celebration of the victory.

What¡¯s On: Archery, horse racing, bull fights, and wrestling. Torch-holding dances around a bonfire at night.