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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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