Dai people, one of the ethnic groups in China, are mainly living in Yunnan Province. Dai people live in the near square-shape bamboo houses, which are supported by dozens of strong bamboo poles with floors hanging on the bamboo stilts and the roofs covered with thatched grass. The bamboo house has two storeys, the upper storey for living and the lower storey for storage, housing and feeding poultry and domestic animals, as well as for weaving and husking rice
The male of the Dai people usually wear collarless Chinese-style shirts, long trousers with white or blue headpieces. As their common characteristics, the female usually coil their hair on the of their heads, wear tight short-waist Chinese-style blouses with tight and long sleeves short, and straight skirts covering the instep.
The water-Sprinkling Festival heal every year in June according to the Dai calendar is an annual grand festival for the Dai people. When the time comes, people will give a big feast, entertaining their relatives and friends. They will also sprinkle water on each other as a symbol of auspiciousness.
The Dai people are good singers and dancers. The peacock Dance is typical and most popular of their folk dance. When performing the dance, the dancer will wear pagoda shape golden crown with mask, carry on the back a frame of peacock and imitate the peacock graceful motions. The performance is extremely vivid and attractive.