The ethnic minorities in Ningxia mainly belong to the Hui nationality. The Hui nationality in Northwest China has strong religious color and unique customs.
The hui nationality culture
Hui ancestors came from Central Asia, Persia, Arabic and other places. Besides speaking Chinese, Persian or Arabic vocabulary and phrases are still preserved within the nation and family. The dress of the Hui people in Ningxia is basically the same as that of the Han people. The main difference is that men wear more white or black hats. Religious people and devout believers worship. Or when they participate in religious activities, they wear long guns and long gowns. Women should wear a cap according to the doctrine. Generally, the elderly are black or white, the middle-aged are more green, the girls are more green, and the color of the cap is different, but the styles are the same. The Hui people believe in Islam and do not eat pork, chicken, mutton, etc. in their diet. The Hui people in Ningxia do not drink alcohol. Ningxia Hui people are clean-loving people and have a fine tradition of paying attention to dietary hygiene and personal hygiene. Muslims must bathe before worship. Bathing is divided into "big clean" and "small clean" in order to ensure physical cleanliness. They often use "soup bottle" to wash their hands and faces, but rarely use washbasins and think that the water in the basin is used. It's stagnant water. It's not clean.
Ningxia Hui people have their own unique festivals, such as Eid al-Fitr, Sacred Discipline and Eid al-Adha. They have different customs in different festivals, such as chanting sutras, entertaining relatives and friends according to specific etiquette, and dieting at specific times.