In addition to our traditional Christmas dinner and mulled wine in the Linden Centre, we celebrated the Christmas holiday in a very Dali way, a battle. Of course it wasn’t a real battle, but a battle with "flying snow" spray that comes out of an aerosol can like foamy shaving cream. A few cans spray silly string which can hit people from a very long distance. It has been a tradition for Dali to have this snow fight for many years. Yunnan enjoys a mild weather all year round. To compensate for the fact that there was no snow at Christmas, people took to the streets armed with spray cans of fake snow and strange protective costumes for the craziest street party in Yunnan.