The annual Water Splashing Carnival kicks off at Mangshi Square on the afternoon of April 12, 2017.
Appear at the opening ceremony are a group of Dai men with elephant- foot drum, Dai maidens holding colorful umbrellas, De’ang people with water drum and festooned vehicles. They present the unique customs of minority ethnic groups in Dehong.
Michael Vincent Heister , senior certification officers of World Record Association announces the result of application for World Record
The largest rice carved out of white marble in the world
In recent years, jade carvers with outstanding techniques have gained awards in various jade festivals, jade exhibition and jade carving contest, earning reputation home and abroad for jade culture in Dehong. At the opening ceremony, Dehong successfully sets the world record for the largest “ Zhefang Kongmy” (a type of local rice) carved out of white marble.
Buddhists performing Buddha bathing ceremony
Other events like blessing ceremony, Buddha bathing ceremony ,grand water splashing activity and performance. The events present the Dehong-featured culture and art to the guests present.
Water Splashing Festival is the grandest and most important festival of Dai and Jingpo people, a grand gathering for various ethnic groups in Dehong , a carnival for friends from every corner to experience the ethnic customs.
In spite of the 30-degree temperature, people participate in the hilarious water splashing with enthusiasm. Amid the sound of such musical instruments as gong and elephant-foot drum, people from different ethnic groups dressed in the finest costumes gather in Mangshi Square. Local people , visitors and guests splash water to each other to express their blessings, pushing the carnival to a climax.