Have you ever heard of people eating grasshoppers, chrysalises, and worms? In southwest China’s Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, one ethnic group named Ge Lao typically eats those foods.
On every Chinese lunar June 2, Ge Lao people celebrate the festival by eating cooked worms and insects captured alive on the particular day, wishing a good harvest and no plague of insects that year. It is customary for all the married Ge Lao women to return to their parents’ home and catch worms on the way back. While the family gathers at the dinner table, the senior member usually says, ”Let’s get started! Chew them up!“ After that, people start to enjoy the delicacies.
Cooked worms and insects captured alive on every Chinese lunar June 2, an worm-eating festival for China’s ethnic Ge Lao people living in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.