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Water Splashing Festival in 90 Seconds Posted by on Apr 13, 2018

Water Splashing Festival in 90 Seconds

Every year from April 13-15, the city of Jinghong in southern Yunnan celebrates the Water Splashing Festival (泼水节 – pō shuǐ jié). The first day is full of dragon boat races and an epic release of flying lanterns. On day two, people go to the temple for the washing of the Buddha cleansing ritual. The…

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Dai New Year in Yunnan (Part One) Posted by on Apr 13, 2016

Jinghong Dai New Year

The Dai people in Southern Yunnan province celebrate their New Year from April 13-15, just as the people in Thailand and Cambodia do. This 3-day festival kicks off with a parade, dragon boat races, and thousands of flying lanterns being released into the sky along the Mekong River. See the highlights from Day One in…

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Water Splashing Festival Highlights Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

Water Splashing Festival in 90 Seconds

Earlier this month, I traveled down to the south of Yunnan to take part in the 3-day Dai New Year celebration known as the Water Splashing Festival. Check out some highlights from the festivities – parades, dragon boat races, temple visits, thousands of sky lanterns, and the biggest water fight ever.

Water Splashing Festival in Yunnan Posted by on Apr 16, 2015

Yunnan province is one of the most ethnically diverse places in China – among the country’s 56 ethnic groups, 25 reside here. One such group is the Dai (傣族 – dǎi zú), who live primarily in the southern region of Yunnan known as Xishuangbanna (西双版纳 – xī shuāng bǎn nà) and are also in neighboring…

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