[Video] Long Table Banquet: A thousand-people feast

China’s Long Table Banquet, a time-honoured tradition of the Miao, Dong, Hani, and Yi peoples, is a grand spectacle where thousands gather to indulge in a feast of delicacies and performances. Apart from ringing in the new year, the event is one of thanksgiving at the close of harvest season.
Long table banquet held in Habo Village, Yunnan, China, on 3 January 2024. (CCTV)
Long table banquet held in Habo Village, Yunnan, China, on 3 January 2024. (CCTV)

Villagers showcase their culinary skills by bringing their best dishes to the table, while fostering a sense of communal celebration. Traditional performances add to the festive atmosphere. The Long Table Banquet has become a cherished practice throughout China, uniting people in joyous celebration during festive seasons.


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