Long-table banquet offers authentic Li, Miao flavors

Print english.sanya.gov.cn Updated: 2023-04-26

The third day of the third lunar month, which is April 22 this year, is a traditional festival for Hainan's Li and Miao ethnic groups, with a history of over 1,000 years. During the Sanyuesan Festival, Li and Miao people like to gather together and celebrate.

The long-table banquet is a solemn form of Li and Miao banquets, which boasts a long history. Whenever encounter important festivals or guests, Li and Miao people will set up a long-table banquet to celebrate the festival and entertain guests.

The tables, wine cups, and chopsticks of the long-table banquet are made of local bamboo. The long table is covered with a layer of green plantain leaves, which are full of all kinds of authentic Li and Miao flavored foods like three-color rice, bamboo tube food, wine, pork, mangos chicken, and fruits.

Three-color rice is a must-have delicacy made by the Li ethnic group in Hainan during the traditional Sanyuesan Festival, symbolizing peace, prosperity, and auspiciousness in the coming year.

Li and Miao people gather together to enjoy the long-table banquet. [Photo/Sanya Daily]

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