Chinese Festivals and Events

Chinese people celebrate a lot of festivals each year. Most of these festivals take place on important dates in the Chinese lunar calendar. Covered below are some important festivals celebrated by the Chinese people, with links to specific festivals that provide detailed information on festival celebrations, photos and more.

If you are fond of local pageantry, you might want to check to see whether your visiting dates coincide with local festivals at your particular destinations. See also China Public Holidays 2014 , Best Times to Go to China and The Chinese Calendar.

Festivals in This Month

Hong Kong Horse Racing Season

Hong Kong Horse Racing Season

Jan. 01, 2014 to Jul. 06, 2014

Location: Hong Kong at the Sha Tin and Happy Valley Courses Many Hong Kong people love the gambling ...Read more »

Hong Kong Book Fair

Hong Kong Book Fair

Jul. 16, 2014 to Jul. 22, 2014

The Hong Kong Book Fair (香港書展) is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council annually in ...Read more »

Chengdu Electronics Exhibition

Chengdu Electronics Exhibition

Jul. 10, 2014 to Jul. 12, 2014

China Electronics Fair (CEF), organized by China Electronic Appliance Corporation (CEAC), is held ...Read more »

Featured Festivals and Events

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, 2014

Chinese New Year is the most important traditional festival and a public holiday in China. Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day.

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Jun. 2. 2014

The main celebrations of Dragon Boat Festival include eating Zongzi and holding dragon boat racing.

Mid-autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

Sep, 19, 2013

China's Mid-Autumn Festival is traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunisolar month.

Tibet Shoton Festival

Shoton Festival

Aug. 6 to 12, 2013

The Shoton Festival is one of the most popular traditional festivals in Tibet. It celebrates eating yogurt, and the watching of Tibetan dramatic operas.

Chinese Festivals Videos

Sisters Meal Festival
Sisters Meal Festival
Lusheng Festival
Lusheng Festival

Shoton Festival
Mid-autumn Festival
Mid-autumn Festival

More Chinese Festival Videos

Popular Festival Tours

See China’s highlights and experience the atmosphere of one of China’s top festivals with our Festival Tours, or for a minority culture experience at any time of the year see our Minority Tours.

Sister's Meal Festival In Guizhou Tour
Sister's Meal Festival
  • Tour Code: GY-8-GP
  • Attractions: The Sister's Meal Festival celebrated by Miao people is known in China as Oriental Valentine's Day. Its traditions include eating rice which has been dyed different colors and known as lover's rice.
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5-Day Tibet Shoton Festival Tour
Tibet Shoton Festival
  • Tour Code: XZ-12-GP
  • Attractions: Shoton Festival is the most important festival in Tibet. This festival begins at Drepung Monastery to seeing Tangka, then shifts to Norbulinka for Tibetan opera.
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Q:Rita Sangari Asked on 03:20 AM Jun. 28 2014 Reply
I am planning a trip to china in september from 2 till 13 ... is there any kind of festival happen there in this time.... thanks in advance
Hi Rita, Sep.6-8 is the Mid-Autumn Festival in China. Whitney Liao Replied on 11:24 AM Jun. 29 2014
Q:George Rachels Asked on 11:20 AM Jun. 25 2014 Reply
Hello, I will be in Shenzhen, China the first two weeks of July. What are some places that I can visit that the normal tourist would not know to see or visit?
There are some places for reference, please click: http://www.chinahighlights.com/shenzhen/article-free-things-to-do.htm Lussie Lu Replied on 9:22 PM Jun. 25 2014
Q:Zor$gaming Asked on 3:51 PM Mar. 12 2014 Reply
im going to china what kind of events that are cool in china

Hi Zor, traveling around China is the coolest event in China.

Whitney Liao Replied on 05:41 AM Mar. 14 2014
Q:Ivette Mejia Asked on 10:18 AM Sep. 10 2012 Reply
I would like to run in the Taishan Mountain international climbing festival. I cannot find any website to register for the race. Please help me contact the race director.

Hi Ivette, it was held on Sep.6 this year, so no chance now. If you would like to join it next year, we will try our best to contact the director for you. Please let me know 2-3 months in advance.

Whitney Liao Replied on 04:27 AM Sep. 11 2012

Q:Sue Higgs Asked on 07:43 AM Sep. 05 2012 Reply
We are planning a trip from Perth WA to HK in October this year. Is there any shops someone could suggest for us to do some home based shopping for our new house we are building including lighting fixtures.
Hi Sue, I'm sorry, I don't know those shops. You can search it on www.alibaba.com, then you will find a lot of suppiers for what you are looking for. Good luck Whitney Liao Replied on 0:03 PM Sep. 06 2012