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Chinese Festivals

Chinese Festivals

In China, 5000 years of history has seen the creation of many festivals. According to their origins, China's festivals mainly fall into three categories, agricultural, religious and social festivals. According to their contents, Chinese festivals can be divided into five kinds, including agricultural, sacrificial, commemorative, recreational and celebratory festivals.

The lifestyles of the Chinese people have changed, but the importance of traditional festivals in their lives has not faded. Along with these major festivals, many other traditional festivals are observed in modern China that demonstrate the important place that tradition and longing for times past occupy in the life of the people. Besides the ethnic, geographic, historic, and linguistic ties that unite them, traditional festivals are one of the strongest bonds reinforcing the cultural identity of the Chinese nation.

Chinese Public Holidays Calendar

Chinese Public Holidays Calendar

For foreign tourists who plan to visit China, we suggest you to avoid the Chinese public holidays. Because during these days, the domestic tourists also start their China tours, the peak time of tourism may cause most destinations...

Spring Festival - Chinese New Year

Spring Festival - Chinese New Year

  2017 Chinese New Year falls on the 27th of January, which is the year of Rooster based on Chinese zodiac. This will be a great chance to experienced the traditional Chinese customs.   Time of Spring Fest...

The Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival

Time of Lantern Festival Lantern Festival is one of the most traditional festivals in China celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese lunar year. It is a ‘festival within a festival' that is considered ...

Tomb-sweeping Day

Tomb-sweeping Day

Tomb-sweeping Day, also known as Qing Ming Festival or Pure and Bright Festival, as after this day the weather will become pure and warm in the coming new season.The date of the Tomb-sweeping day usually falls on the fourth, fifth...

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival (Longzhou Jie in Chinese pinyin), also known as Duanwu Festival, is one of the most important traditional festivals in China. There are many folk activities held during the festival like dragon-boat racing, ha...

Chinese Valentine's Day

Chinese Valentine's Day

Time of Chinese Valentine's Day Chinese Valentine's Day falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. It is also known as Double-Seventh Day or Qixi Festival. It could be dated back to as early as the Han dynasty. ...

The Mid-autumn Day

The Mid-autumn Day

Time of Mid-autumn Day The festival is celebrated at the 15th day of the eighth lunar month in China. On this day, the moon is believed to be the brightest and biggest in the whole year. The festival represents the unity...

The Double Ninth Festival

The Double Ninth Festival

Date and History of Double Ninth Festival The Double Ninth Festival (Chinese pinyin: Chong Yang Festival) is celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. According to the I Ching, most things can be cataloged in either...

Ethnic Group Festivals

Ethnic Group Festivals

The Double Third Festival The Double Thrid Festival is an ancient Chinese zhuang people s traditional festival celebrated on the third day of the third lunar month in Chinese calendar. It is also known as the Shangsi Festi...