The dai water-splashing festival, also known as "bath FoJie" general dai calendar in mid-june, the Gregorian calendar on April 13, held between April 15. Water-sprinkling festival originated in India and is one of the ancient brahmans, absorption by Buddhism, after about 12 century AD to the early 13th century through myanmar and the yunnan dai national minority area Buddhism in China. With the influence of Buddhism in dai area deepen, water-sprinkling festival become a customs passed down, has hundreds of years. Gradually in the process of circulating water-sprinkling festival, the dai people combined with our national myths and legends, gives the water-sprinkling festival more magical means and national color.
Legend in a long time ago, jinsha river side a dai villages live deep in the forest, because the forest fire, the villagers were engulfed in distress, a man named Li Liang dai man, to protect the village, not afraid of danger, rushed out of the warfare, choose to buckets of water out of the jinsha river, douse fires. Fire finally, exhausted after a day and a night of being thrown out, the villagers saved, Li Liang because overworked the sweat dry, thirsty in the hills. The villagers from water to Li Liang thirst, but he drank ninety-nine water solution also not thirsty. Later, Li Liang just a head, from the river to become a dragon, along the river. The dai people to commemorate Li Liang, lunar calendar march grade on this day, in every house cleaning, sprinkle with pine leaves, and in the river or selected by the well, with green trees and set up the long and half blue tents, tent with thick pine needles, put on a tank filled with water on both sides, at noon the sun when the top, all through the shed, between each other with pine and dips in water body, auspicious happiness water splashing each other, said of Li Liang missing and blessing to the New Year.
Put kongmin light is the activity of the dai national minority area characteristic. At night, people in the square yard lamp candle lit, in homemade "balloon", the use of hot air buoyancy, the YiZhanZhan "kongmin light" fly to heaven, and in order to commemorate the ancient sages kongming. During the water-splashing festival and row the dragon boat race. The race took place in the lancang river. Groups of PiGongGuaLu dragon boat in "open class" gong and shout "hi hi hi" and whistle, waves, valiant, attracts thousands of tourists to the lancang river edge, added a lot of tension and joy for the festival atmosphere.
These activity continues to this day, to become new blessing auspicious festival, become the most important festival of the dai people's.