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Water splashing festival in Beijing

( chinadaily.com.cn ) Updated: 2012-04-26 15:51:35

Water splashing festival in Beijing

Actors dance during Water Splashing Festival celebration in Crowne Plaza Beijing.

Water splashing festival in Beijing

Actress performs peacock dance on the stage during Water Splashing Festival celebration in Crowne Plaza Beijing in April.

Water splashing festival in Beijing

Wind bells symbolizing goodwill and auspiciousness are hung at the restaurants of the Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace by the guests.

Water splashing festival in Beijing
Tea art performance in the Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace.

Water Splashing Festival, also known as the “Festival for Bathing Buddha” is the equivalent of New Year celebration to the Dai ethnic minority in Yunnan. Everyone ends up getting splashed with water, its a symbol of religious purity and goodwill, also bestowing good luck and prosperity. The celebration in Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace includes cultural dances and specially prepared Yunnan cuisines at Rainbow Restaurant.

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