Mainly in Meng’ar and Mengman of Menghai, with population of 55,000, they consist of 3 branches respectively Black Lahu, White Lahu, and Yellow Lahu in accordance with their dialects and traditions. In Xishuangbanna, Lahu people mainly belong to the Black Lahu Branch. They follow a very old custom of having woman’s hair shaved after their marriages. Lahu people evolved from Qiang. They believe in Animism.
The most important festival of Lahu people comes during spring time. There are activities such as playing tops, and archery competitions. Villages also have their traditional dances and songs.
The flute the most favorite of Lahu Happy New Year