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Water-splashing Festival

Date: Middle April

Major Venue: Xishuangbanna (S Yunnan); Dehong (W Yunnan)

 

Also called song gan festival, the Water-splashing Festival has enjoyed a history of over 700 years, and is a common, grand traditional festival of the Dai people and De’ang people. It takes place in middle April and normally lasts 3-7 days. A series of traditional ceremonies and activities normally go with the festival, and people splash or get splashed on/by each other to express best wishes.