Home > China Specials > Festivals

Festivals

  • Chinese Traditional Festivals

    China, a large country with 1.3 billion people boasts a 5,000-year history and glorious culture. Thus the Chinese festivals are old and numerous, embodying Chinese culture and greatly enriching people's lives. The Chinese observe a wide variety of traditional ...
    More

  • The Spring Festival

    The Spring Festival is known in the West as Chinese New Year, in China itself the New Year's Eve is called "Chu-xi". It is the oldest traditional festival for Chinese people, and great occasions for family reunion, just like the Christmas in the West. It alway...
    More

  • The Lantern Festival

    The Lantern Festival, also called Yuan Xiao Jie, was celebrated at the fifteen day of the first lunar month. It marks the end of New Year's celebrations, also the first time to see a full moon of that year in Lunar Calendar.Legend of the Lantern FestivalAccord...
    More

  • The Tomb Sweeping Festival

    The Tomb Sweeping Day is another traditional festival which always comes at April 4 or April 5. In Chinese it called "Qing Ming", which is also one of 24 solar terms in lunar calendar. It is the high time for spring plowing and sowing as temperature rises high...
    More

  • The Dragon Boat Festival

    The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival in Chinese) falls on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month in Chinese calendar. As a traditional festival, it has been celebrated for over 2,000 years.Celebrations of Dragon Boat FestivalThe Duanwu Festival was noted for ...
    More

  • The Double Seventh Festival

    The Double Seventh Festival known in China as Chinese Valentine's Day, falls on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month. Also callded "Qi Xi Jie" or "Qi Qiao Jie", it is a traditional festival full of romance and important to ancient ladies, but not as well-known a...
    More

  • The Ghost Festival

    Chinese Ghost Festival is also called Zhongyuan Jie, a traditional festival which falls on the 14th night and the 15th day of the 7th lunar month.It roots in the Buddhist festival of Ullambana, and also some from the Taoist culture. The Buddhist origins of the...
    More

  • The Mid-Autumn Festival

    The moon has always been the subject in poem and songs in Chinese literature, and most Chinese people regards the full moon on 15th day of 8th lunar month warm and beautiful. That day is called Mid-Autumn Festival, originated from the Moon sacrifices in ancien...
    More

  • The Double Ninth Festival

    Also named Chong Yang Festival, which falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, hence the name of Double Ninth Festival.According to Yi Jing, or the Book of Change, there are two opposing principles in nature called yin and yang,...
    More

  • The Winter Solstice Festival

    The winter Solstice Festival or Dongzhi is one of the most celebrated traditional festivals for Chinese and Asian people. It always comes around December 22 in Gregorian calendar.The origin of winter solstice could be traced back to Yin and Young philosophy an...
    More

  • Tibetan New Year Festival

    The Tibetan New Year is a common and the grandest traditional festival for Tibetan people. There is nothing different between the monk and ordinary person on the ways of celebration in New Year. The Tibetan New Year is calculated according to the lunar calenda...
    More

  • Lisu's Knife-ladder-climbing Festival

    At the day of Knife-ladder-climbing festival, several strong men will show the "Daohuo" rite. They jump into the heap coals of fire with their naked feet to perform all kinds of unique stunts. The next day, they sharpen the 36 long knives and horizontally tie ...
    More

  • Dong's New Year Festival

    The agricultural economy production of Dong has a long history. The changes of seasons and the farming procedure make the Dong realize the concept of time. The Dong think that the time of each year`s beginning is the moment of a golden harvest. Therefore, the ...
    More

  • Dong's Buffalo Fighting Festival

    According to legend, in ancient times, Dong people do not know how to transplant rice seedlings. At one occasion, two buffalo was fighting in the rice field, and trampled all the crops. The master had to remove some rice seedlings from the dense rice field to ...
    More

  • Miao Lusheng Festival

    Lusheng Festival is a major celebration among the ethnic Miao groups in minority autonomous area in Guizhou Province. During the festival, the Miao people come from different villages get together in the Lusheng slope. Held on the lunar 27-29 of September, the...
    More

  • Mongolian Naadam Festival

    OverviewMongols, as one of Chinese 56 ethnic minorities, live on the vast grasslands in the north. They are a mighty nomadic people, the descendants of Genghis Khan. They like riding and shooting, so it is called the nationality on the horse. Milk wine, milk t...
    More

  • Tibetan Shoton Festival

    Shoton Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals for Tibetans. It is celebrated on the last day of the 6th or the beginning of the 7th in lunar month on the Tibeton calendar. In Tibetan, “Snow” means “yogurt”, “Dun” stands for "at...
    More

  • Yi's Torch Festival

    Yi's Torch Festival is spent on lunar June 24th or 25th. It is a traditional festival for Yi people living are Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan province. This festival usually lasts for three days.The Legend of Yi's Torch FestivalThe legend about the origin of torc...
    More

  • Sister’s Meal Festival of Miao People

    Every year when spring rolls around, the hidden Miao villages in Shidong and Laotun countries of Southwest China’s Guizhou province burst into a joyous atmosphere by celebrating Sisters' Meals festival. Held from the 15th to 17th day of the third Chinese l...
    More

  • The Panwang Festival of Yao Ethnic Group

    The Panwang Festival (盘王节) is the grandest festival of Yao ethic group, who has a large population (2.853 million in 2010), and mainly settle in South China’s Hunan province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Guangdong province. Outgrowing its past...
    More

  • Firecracker Festival of Dong Ethnic Group

    Firecracker Festival (Huapao Festival) is a grand traditional festival celebrated together by Dong, Zhuang and Melao ethnic people in China. On the third day of the third Chinese lunar month every year (usually falls on early – middle April), from the Dong v...
    More

Unique charm of Guilin lies on the stunning landscape from Guilin to Yangshuo area. By bike, car, cruise and on foot, you will enjoy the different beauties.

Silvia

Travel Specialist

Meet our team