April 16, Chinese Lunar March First，Zhangjiajie held “Lifting Mao Buddha” folk culture festival with strong ethnic characteristics in Cili county.
It is said that such folk activities have a history of more than a thousand years. It is a large-scale worship and blessing event to commemorate the protection of the heroes of the Cili people.On the day of the event, the people worshipped to the 12 local Buddha statues. At the same time, they also performed special folk shows such as dragon lanterns, dragon boats, drums and so on.
Source from Liu xiao