Uyghur Doppa Cultural Festival

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Uyghur Doppa Cultural festival, also called Doppa Cultural Festival, Doppa festival, Doppa Day, Uyghur Doppa Medeniyet Bayrimi, Doppa bayrimi, 维吾尔花帽文化节,花帽节,朵帕节 in Chinese,Uygur Doppa Kültür Festivali In Turkish, is one of the most prominent cultural festivals for Uyghur people living in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

According to some scholars, doppa means "top bar" in Old Uyghur. In English this means "there is our group".


This festival does not have a long history as other Uyghur religious festivals, such as Qurban (kurban Eiyt Festival) and rozi eyit (eyit ramizan), which are popular among the Muslim community. The festival was created by Tahir Imin, an independent researcher on political philosophy. In Urumqi in 2009, it was broadcast by the central China broadcasting station In Beijing and publicized through Uyghur websites. In Xinjiang in 2010, this festival was held and organized by the students of Beijing Normal University, supported by the Beijing Municipal religious and ethnic affairs administration bureau officials.

By 2011, it was celebrated all around China, especially in the southern and northern parts of Xinjiang, and a meeting and seminar on Uyghur Doppa was organized by the Yakan (shache) county and Kashgar Prefecture local Government. The festival Is about culture and development.


According to the festival, on May 5 each year, all people who like to take the doppa on their heads are called to take their doppa together and celebrate it as a national identity day. People are called to do good things as helping others by all means. In this way, people form other cultures could understand part of Uyghur culture and find a cultural bridge to understand each other.


Most of the references are In local newspapers, Uyghur Local websites, radio programs, and prominent Chinese websites.