Chinese Traditional Festivals

Boasting rich cultural meaning and a long history, traditional Chinese festivals compose an important and brilliant part of Chinese culture. Most traditional festivals took shape during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). In the most prosperous Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), traditional festivals liberated themselves from primitive sacrifice, taboo and mystery and became more entertaining. From then on, festive occasions turned more brisk and exciting and more and more folk customs were developed.


Chinese traditional festivals will really introduce you to life in China. There are annual events like Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, the Qingming (Tomb Sweeping) Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Double Seven Festival, Mid-Autumn (Moon)Festival,Double-ninth Day,and New Year's Eve.


The festivals introduced here have been selected for traditional Chinese nature. Often the dates will vary from year to year because they are celebrated according to the Chinese calendar. See below for this year’s dates. You may need to inquire for dates in the following year.

Chinese New Year's Day
Spring Festival
Yuanxiao Festival
Lantern Festival
Tomb-Sweeping Day
Qingming Festival

Duanwu Festvial
Dragon Boat Festival
Qixi Festival
Double-seventh Day
Zhongqiu Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival

Chongyang Festival
Double-ninth Day
Dongzhi Festival
Winter Solstice Festival
New Year's Eve