Dances and songs of Dai people in Dehong are very colourful. Among the dances, peacock dance is the most famous. Every time when it is Water-splashing Festival or Munao Dance and Song Festival, visitors can have an extremely good time, watching dancing and singing performances of Dai people.
Because of the climate and natural conditions, here in areas of Dai people live many peacocks. Dai people have been breeding peacocks for so a long time that this even becomes a local custom. Dai people believe that peacocks are beautiful, kind-hearted, and intelligent. They regard them as the symbol of good luck and thus have great respect for them. Local Dai people also take peacocks as a symbol of their national spirit. They dance peacock dances to express their dreams and ideals and to sing of a good life.