Festival in Yunnan leaves people wet but happy
China Daily

This photo shows a traditional festival being held on a square in Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture. (Photo: chinadaily.com.cn)

After being suspended for three years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional water-sprinkling festival came back on Wednesday in Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province.

During the festival, local people dress up and splash water on each other as a way to pray for good fortune and express good wishes.

The festival doubles as the New Year's celebration for the Dai ethnic group.