3. "Hundred-bird dress" Festival
The "hundred-bird dress" festival is celebrated by the Miao people every year on the 12nd day of the first month in the lunar calendar. On that day, people wear a Bainiaoyi, or “Hundred Bird Costume”, which is decorated in feathers and embroideries, to dance to the lusheng, a reed-pipe wind instrument. The dance symbolizes bidding farewell to winter and welcoming the spring and its oncoming fertile greenery, as well as praying for good weather and a bumper harvest.