Events

Cultural in Xīshuāngbǎnnà Region

Water-Splashing Festival

Held at the same time as it is celebrated in Thailand and Laos, the three-day water-splashing festival washes away the dirt, sorrow and demons of the old year and brings in the happiness of the new. Jǐnghóng celebra…
Cultural in Xīshuāngbǎnnà Region

Dǎntǎ Festival

This festival is held during a 10-day period in October or November, with temple ceremonies, rocket launches from special towers and hot-air balloons. The rockets, which often contain lucky amulets, blast into the s…
Cultural in Xīshuāngbǎnnà Region

Closed-Door Festival

The farming season, July to October, is the time when marriages or festivals are banned. Traditionally, this is also the time of year that men aged 20 or older are ordained as monks for a period of time. The season …
Cultural in Xīshuāngbǎnnà Region

Dǎnpà Festival

Young boys are sent to the local temple for initiation as novice monks.
Cultural in Xīshuāngbǎnnà Region

Dǎnjīng Festival

Participants honour Buddhist texts housed in local temples.