Xichang Festival Brings Sunny TraditionsS

[Xichang, August 4. Chinese Yi ethnic women wearing traditional dresses hold yellow umbrellas during a parade celebrating the annual Torch Festival in Xichang, in southwest China's Sichuan province.]

The Torch Festival, celebrated on the 24th or 25th day of the sixth month of the Yi calendar, is one of the major holidays celebrated by Yi and some other ethnic groups in southwest China. Image via AP.