Sani Torch Fest. Midsummer Night’s Fest
Dali Yunan Bai April Bazaar
Lunar 1 (Feb) Dingdeng (Skull-lantern) Resurrection Procession, Shanxi/Henan
From Film: Red Lantern Green Lantern, e shanxi ca 1996
Militarist Carnival too. In North China, the major fetes were staged just after the (lunar) New Year, and (in Shaanxi) called shehuo (village subdistrict “bonfires”) or yangge (Spring Solstice Song/Dance) as made into a nostalgic model under the Mao regime…. rather like what happens in Texas Superbowl or its cousins (also a Solstice Rite in origin…).