TOP 10 TRADITIONAL FESTIVALS IN CHINA

With boasting rich history of more than 5000 years, China enjoys many traditional festivals. Almost every festival has its own unique origins and customs which reflect the tradition and morality of the whole Chinese nation. Many of those customs are linked to religion, mythology or superstitions (e.g. harvests or prayer offerings), but all these holidays are essential part of the Chinese culture . Maybe Chinese people are known in the world as hard-workers but they also know how to celebrate life and the goods that Nature gives them. The festive cycle goes on all year long, so you should just choose your favorite theme/festival or time of the year and visit China! It is definitely a trip that will enrich you spiritually!

Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)

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Related websites: web.uvic.ca / chinesenewyears.info

Lantern Festival (Yuanxiao Jie)

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Visit also: chinatour.com

QingMing Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day), Clear and Bright Festival

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Visit also: china.org.cn

Dragon Boat Festival (in Memory of the Patriotic Poet Duan Wu Jie)

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Visit also: china.org.cn / chinatour.com

Double Seventh Festival – QiXi (Chinese Valentine’s Day)

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Visit Websites: travelchinaguide.com / english.cri.cn

Sister’s Meal (Rise) Festival

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Visit Websites: chinaculturecenter.org / villagechina-travel.com

Hungry Ghost Festival

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Visit Websites: traditions.cultural-china.com / my.72dragon.com

Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival

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Related Website: chineseholidays123.com

Double Ninth (Gao) Festival – ChongYang, Elder Day

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Visit Website: chinaculture.org

Winter Solstice Festival (Dong Zhi)

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Visit Website: holidaysia.com

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