among the traditional festivals of Ewenki people, a traditional festival has long been lost. In this traditional festival, the ancient Ewenki people will use bears as their first choice to sacrifice to the nature. How did the ancient Ewenki people come to this lost traditional festival? Please take a look at the ancient Ewenki people's sacrificial Festival 'Sabin Festival'!
The long lost Ewenki Sabin Festival
According to historical records, 'Sabin Festival' is an ancient and traditional festival of Ewenki nationality, which means joy and peace.
Among many traditional ethnic festivals of Ewenki hunters, the importance of 'Sabin Festival' is just like the Spring Festival of the Han nationality. Ewenki hunters who lived in the great forest in ancient times gathered and held festival activities every 'Sabin Festival'. Hunters lit a campfire between larch trees and cooked bear meat, bear neck and bear head. Hunters sang and danced around the campfire to worship the God of 'bayainai' and revere the owner of the great forest. In the evening, the tribal chief held a grand banquet and called the people to have dinner. After the banquet, the hunters sang and danced.
Sabin Festival has long been lost among the Ewenki people in China. In 1993, at the third Ewenki Research Association member congress, it was determined that June 18 of the Gregorian calendar is the common Ewenki Festival 'Sabin Festival', commemorating activities and a day off, and the reindeer symbolizing auspiciousness, happiness, harmony and enterprising are regarded as the mascot of the Ewenki people.
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