This year marks the 3rd Second Harvest Festival. For the Amis, harvest festivals are their most important and sacred celebrations. During these festivals, the Amis pass on tribal customs as well as strengthen ethnic identity and cultural bonds. The highlight of the Second Harvest Festival is when over 500 Amis wearing their colorful traditional garb join hands to form a circle with thousands of visitors for a spirited dance. The Amis’s inclusive warmth and the festival’s grand, jubilant atmosphere is moving for everyone involved.
This harvest festival centers around singing and dancing, which gives you a great chance to get to know authentic indigenous traditions. You will feel the deep appreciation the Amis have for their gods and land through these energetic and vibrant ceremonies. This festival also gives visitors a chance to experience unique elements of Amis art and history firsthand. In addition, the festival will feature other chances to enjoy indigenous song and dance, a bamboo cannon competition and traditional kite flying. After attending the Chishang Township Amis Second Harvest Festival, you’ll certainly gain a deeper understanding of the cultural landscape in the East Rift Valley.
Date：Saturday, Jan 23, 2021
Location：Chishang Township Farmer’s Association Theater
Time：To Be Determined