San Yue San 三月三
San Yue San 三月三, the third day of the third lunar month, is the most important festival for many of the ethnic minorities in southern China. This year it falls on Tuesday 22nd April.
For the second year running, a public holiday has been announced in Guangxi only. So, Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd will be work free.
The festival, also known as 上巳节, is celebrated mostly in the countryside with dancing and sports. Bull-fighting, horse-fighting and cock-fighting is also enjoyed by many people.
These activities can best be seen around the various villages of Sanjiang and Rongshui counties in the north of Liuzhou Prefecture. The fighting is best not seen.