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China Festivals in January

Chinese people celebrate a seemingly endless number of festivals during the course of a year. Have a look at all festivals celebrated in this month.

Palden Lhamo Festival
Palden Lhamo Festival

The Palden Lhamo festival happens on the 15th day of the 10th lunar month in the Tibetan calendar. This festival is to honor a wrathful deity called ...

The Thangka Unveiling at Tashilunpo
The Thangka Unveiling at Tashilunpo

Start of the Shigatse Thangka Festival Between the 14th day and the 16th day of the fifth Tibetan lunar calendar month, there is an annual Thangka ...

Lhabab Duechen Festival
Lhabab Duechen Festival

The Lhabab Duechen or Duchen Festival is a Tibetan Buddhist festival that commemorates Buddha returning to earth after going to the 33 Heaven at the ...

Zamling Chisang (Samye Dolde)
Zamling Chisang (Samye Dolde)

Samye Monastery On the 15th day of the 5th month of the Tibetan calendar that is July 31 in 2015, there is a traditional festival called Zamling Chisang ...

Gyantse Horse Race Festival
Gyantse Horse Race Festival

In rugged beautiful high-altitude country about 245 kilometers southwest of Lhasa is the ancient town of Gynatse where there are annual athletic ...

The Bird's Nest Ice and Snow Festival
The Bird's Nest Ice and Snow Festival

The Bird's Nest Ice and Snow Festival is a Disney princess theme festival, using the US$423 million Beijing Olympic venue — the Bird's ...

Jan. 01, 2016
to Feb. 28, 2016
Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival
Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival

Ice sculpture in Longqing Gorge Longqing Gorge, located about 80 km (50 mi) northwest of Beijing, and sometimes referred to as the "Little Three Gorges" ...

Jan. 09, 2016
to Feb. 27, 2016
Xiamen International Marathon
Xiamen International Marathon

The Xiamen International Marathon is an annual marathon race held in the coastal city of Xiamen, Fujian Province, the People’s Republic of China. ...

Jan. 03, 2016
to Jan. 03, 2016
Yuyuantan Park Ice and Snow Festival
Yuyuantan Park Ice and Snow Festival

Yuyuantan Park is currently hosting its 5th annual ice and snow festival. The park, boasting a total area of 338.5 acres (137 ha) in Beijing’s Haidian ...

Jan. 2016
Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival 2016
Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival 2016

Massive ice sculptures in Harbin The annual Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is Harbin's main tourist highlight. It started about 17 years ago, and has ...

Jan. 05, 2017
to Feb. 01, 2017
The Releasing Water Festival on Tomb Sweeping Day in Dujiangyan
The Releasing Water Festival on Tomb Sweeping Day in Dujiangyan

Features  World's oldest irrigation system Grand ancient ceremony Rich and colorful activities Splendid Chinese ancient culture The ...

Christmas in Shanghai — Xmas Markets, Meals, Bars
Christmas in Shanghai — Xmas Markets, Meals, Bars

Although Christmas is not a public holiday in China, it has become more and more popular, especially in large cities like Shanghai. For most people, ...

Dec. 01, 2016
to Jan. 01, 2017
Shangri-la Horse Race Festival
Shangri-la Horse Race Festival

As a legal holiday and the most ceremonious traditional folk festival for the ethnic people living in Diqing, Shangri-la Horse Race Festival is held ...

Jun. 2016