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What day is the 2018 Dai Water Festival

Sihaiwang: the Dai Water Splashing Festival is one of the most solemn traditional festivals in Xishuangbanna. Its contents include folk activities, art performances, economic and trade exchanges and other categories. Specific festival activities include water splashing, placing, dragon boat racing, bathing Buddha, chanting sutras, Zhang ha singing, peacock dance, white elephant dance performance, etc.

The 2018 Dai water sprinkling Festival is held in the middle of June of the Dai calendar (about ten days before and after the Qingming Festival of the lunar calendar), and the Gregorian calendar is from April 13 to April 16, 2018.

What day is the 2018 Dai Water Festival

Does 2018 Dai Water Festival have a holiday? How many days does 2018 Dai Water Festival have a holiday

In fact, the Dai Water Splashing Festival is the new year of the Dai people, which is the most solemn festival in the Dai People's year. It is also the most influential and attended festival among the ethnic minorities in Yunnan Province of China. It is regarded as the most beautiful and auspicious day by the Dai people.

The first day of Dai Water Splashing Festival is called "wheat day" in Dai language, which is similar to the Lunar New Year's Eve; the second day is called "angry day" (empty day) in Dai language; the third day is the new year, which is called "bell net horse", which means the first day of the year. People regard this day as the most beautiful and auspicious day.

Therefore, the day of water splashing Festival is a holiday. The holiday time of 2018 Dai Water Splashing Festival is from April 12 to April 16, which is a five-day continuous holiday with the weekend.

A brief introduction of water sprinkling festival of Dai nationality

The Dai Water Splashing Festival is also known as "bathing Buddha Festival", and the Dai language is called "Sang comparable to Mai" (meaning new year). The Dai people in Xishuangbanna and Dehong Dai Jingpo autonomous regions also call this festival "Shanghan" and "Shangjian". Both of the two names are derived from Sanskrit, meaning turnover, change and transfer, which means that the sun has been moving in the zodiac 12 palaces for a week and began to transition to a new year. Achang, De'ang, Bulang, WA and other ethnic groups celebrate this festival. Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and other countries also have water sprinkling festivals. The water sprinkling Festival is generally held in the middle of June (about ten days before and after the Qingming Festival of the lunar calendar), which is one of the most solemn traditional festivals in Xishuangbanna. Its contents include folk activities, art performances, economic and trade exchanges and other categories. Specific festival activities include water splashing, placing, dragon boat racing, bathing Buddha, chanting sutras, Zhang ha singing, peacock dance, white elephant dance performance, etc.