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Dadun Festival: Feast for thousands

People's Daily Online)  09:28, September 20, 2012

Dadun Festival (People's Daily Online/ Cheng Xi)

By Cheng Xi, People's Daily Online

After the opening ceremony of the second “Colorful Sacred Arrow” International Folk Archery Tournament (IFAT), athletes and friends from all over the world gathered to enjoy a big feast for thousands of people –“Dadun Festival” in Marktang town, Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai province on September 8, 2012.

Dadun means the feast of sacred arrow in Tibetan and in Dadun Festival, which is held after the archery match, people usually sing and dance, drink wine and eat delicious food with endless joy and passion. Dadun Festival is regarded as the most important festival by local people. Even the Tibetan New Year Festival can’t compare with it.

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