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Thousands of people celebrate Water Sprinkling Festival in Yingjiang county

By : InKunming | Published: 2018-April-13

[InKunming--Yunnan] On April 11st, the 2018 Dai and De’ang Nationality Water Sprinkling Festival started celebration in Yingjiang county of Yunnan under the theme of “inherit national culture, enhance cultural confidence, and promote national unity”.

The opening ceremony kicked off with the singing of thousands people. Along with the happy melody, flower cars slowly passed by the platform, and the young wearing De’ang and Dai costume debuted to show the long history of their national costume culture.

Performances were carried out to pick up steam. Young men from Pingyuan town gave Dai Kungfu show. The exhibition of ancient clothes brought audience a taste of Tusi culture (a system of appointing national minority hereditary headmen). The most boisterous and welcomed show is 千人光邦 which involves bass and tenor drum making audience’s enthusiasm reach a climax.

Playing the elephant-foot drum and dancing in Dai’s way, people sprinkled water in a joyful atmosphere, as well as sent their best wishes to each other. Water marked beautiful arcs in the air, representing people’s prayer for a better and happier life of the next year.

More water sprinkling jamboree, dance performance, national costume exhibition, and water lamp activities were also held after the opening ceremony until the next day.

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(Editors: Christine, Rachel)

 

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