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Tibet has 20 or 30 big and small traditional festivals a year. During the festivals, friends get together. Both men and women sing songs and perform dances and vie to demonstrate their artistic abilities. These festivals have a long history and most are connected with religion. As the time goes, these festivals have a tendency towards folk customs ...
Ringing of the Longhua Evening Bell in the Spring Festival
Time: New Year's Eve (around January)
Venue: Shanghai Longhua Temple
What's on: Chinese and foreign guests gather at the Shanghai Longhua Temple to pray for safety and happiness all night long. At midnight on December 31, the grand Buddhist activity is held and 108 guests ring the Lo...
During Chinese public holidays and traditional festivals, most shops keep closed for celebration, and numerous activities are held. If you plan to travel to China during the festival time, please refer to the following schedules.
*New Year's Day :January 1, one day off.
*Spring Festival:The first day of the first lunar m...
Dali March Street Ethnic Festival
Originally known as the Dali March Street, it is an ancient and prosperous fair in west Yunnan, as well as an annual traditional grand event of the Bai people. The festival lasts seven days, from the 15th day to the 21st day of the third lunar month. During the festival, the local people exchange large animals, tr...
Held between February 9th and the 19th on the Chinese Lunar Calender, Junpo Festival is in honor of Madame Xian.lt takes place all over Hainan Island.
On the Chinese Lunar Calendar March 3rd is a Li Minority holiday memorializing their brave and industrious ancestors. For young Li people, it is also a traditional lov...
Temple Fairs in Beijing
The temple fair in Beijing is a traditional public gathering for the New Year celebration, integrating foods, drinks and performances. The temple fairs originated from the areas near the temple, hence the name. Most of the temple fairs in Beijing are organized around the Spring Festival, and attract numerous visitors with v...
Special environment of Xiamen cultivates unique local festival culture. The Lantern Festival which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, festooned vehicle parade and romantic Phoenix Flower Tourist Festival make people so enchanted as to forget about home. Xiamen International Marathon, Marine Culture Tourist Festival and Gulangyu Interna...
Lying across the Shandong Peninsula while looking out to the Yellow Sea, Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery. The world's longest sea bridge, the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. In 2009, Q...
A reunion dinner is held on New Year's Eve where members of the family gather for the celebration. The venue will usually be in or near the home of the most senior member of the family. The New Year's Eve dinner is very sumptuous and traditionally includes chicken for prosperity and fish. The chicken must be presented with a head, tail and feet to...