|People celebrate Torch Festival in Yunnan, southeast China. (Provided to People's Daily Online/Ma Yuexing)|
The ethnic minorities in southwest China's Yunnan province such as the Yi, Bai, Naxi, Hani, Lisu, Lahu and Pumi have a common festival – the Torch Festival. The Torch Festival of the Yi features the largest number of participants, with bright burning flames and torches. The Torch Festival is the grandest festival of the Yi people.
The Torch Festival falls around the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month every year.