Water-splashing festival celebrated in southwest China

People splash water on each other to wish for good fortune during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

People splash water on each other to wish for good fortune during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

People splash water on each other to wish for good fortune during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

People splash water on each other to wish for good fortune during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

People splash water on each other to wish for good fortune during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

People splash water on each other to wish for good fortune during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

People splash water on each other to wish for good fortune during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

People splash water on each other to wish for good fortune during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

A woman is soaked during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

A woman is soaked during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

People splash water on each other to wish for good fortune during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

People splash water on each other to wish for good fortune during the traditional water-splashing festival held at an ethnic village in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 12, 2024. /IC

People at an ethnic village in southwest China’s Kunming are celebrating the traditional water-splashing festival! They splash water on one another during the festival to symbolize the washing away of bad luck and bringing good luck.  

The water-splashing festival is not only an important event for ethnic groups such as Dai, De’ang, Bulang, and Achang people in Yunnan Province, but has also been included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage of China.