Xishuangbanna Water Splashing Festival Begins
The annual Water Splashing Festival will start from the 13th – 15th April hosted in Xishuangbanna, the festival is an important festival of the Dai Ethnic Minority of Xishuangbanna. The festival is held during the New Year of the Dai calendar. Lasting three days the festival represents purification and the beginning of the New Year. On the first two days of the festival there is dragon boat races held on the Lancang River and dance performances. Xishuangbanna was recently visited by Prince William during his 4 day tour of China.