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Festivals & Events

Chinese Festivals and Events

January –June


Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
Harbin, China
January – February
www.harbex.org

This China festival has illuminated ice sculptures and sports.



New Year Parade

Hong Kong
February



Spring Festival (Chun Jie)

Throughout the Country
February

This is also known as Chinese New Year, as it starts on the first day of the month in the lunar calendar. This is China’s biggest holiday, so be prepared for loads of people.



Spring Lantern Festival

China
March

Lanterns are lit and carried all over China.



Water Splashing Festival

Jinghong, China
April
www.yunnantourism.com

This China festival is known as ‘Bathing the Buddha’ and it has dragon boat racing, fireworks, and dancing. It’s suppose to be an event that you can wash away the dirt and sorrow and demons of the past year.



Guangzhou Trade Fair
Guangzhou, China
April

This is also called the Chinese Export Fair, as its one of the biggest in the world. It’s a chance for importers and exporters from around the globe to make new business contacts.



Bun Festival
Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong
May



Three Temples Festival
Raosan Ling
May

This China festival is held between the 23rd and 25th days of the fourth lunar month, as it has loads of travelers parting all night.

 

Dragon Boat Festival [Tuen Ng]
Hong Kong
June

This China festival is around Hong Kong's islands and rivers, but also some other Chinese towns/cities. Spectacularly decorated boats loaded with rowers and drums race.

 

 

 

 

 

July – December


Mid – Autumn Festival

China
September

This is also known as the Moon festival, as thousands gaze out over the moon.



Birthday of Confucius
China
September



Guangzhou Trade Fair

Guangzhou, China
October

This is also called the Chinese Export Fair, as its one of the biggest in the world. It’s a chance for importers and exporters from around the globe to make new business contacts.

 

 

International Action Art Festival
Guangzhou, China
November
www.culture360.org

This China festival is a week-long event and it features more than 30 contributers from 23 countries, focusing on the most important action on performance artists of today. The first two days are devoted to a seminar on pedagogy and performance, and you can catch live action art for the final five days.

 

 

 

 



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