China Festivals in May

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.

29 Festivals In Total Date Location
Beijing’s Daxing Watermelon Festival Beijing’s Daxing Watermelon Festival

Daxing District, in Beijing's southern suburbs, pays homage to the watermelon every May 28 during the Daxing Watermelon Festival. Watermelons Compete ...

May. 28, 2014
to Jun. 02, 2014
Beijing
Mother's Day in China Mother's Day in China

Mother's Day in China falls on the second day of the fourth month of the lunar calendar every year, but it is generally celebrated on the second Sunday ...

May. 11, 2014
to May. 11, 2014
Foreign-festival
Shanghai International Tea Culture Festival Shanghai International Tea Culture Festival

The Shanghai International Tea Culture Festival is a famous cultural event in Shanghai. It has achieved international fame for the diffusion ...

May. 2014 Shanghai
The Shanghai International Music Festival The Shanghai International Music Festival

The Shanghai International Music Festival was founded in 2001 as a way to celebrate music in all of its forms in China's largest city. It was created ...

Apr. 2014 Shanghai
Shanghai International Jewelry Exhibition Shanghai International Jewelry Exhibition

As the largest jewelry consumption market of China, Shanghai plays a very important role in China’s jewelry industry. Shanghai International Jewelry ...

May. 10, 2014
to May. 13, 2014
Shanghai
Shixiang Lake Tulip Festival Shixiang Lake Tulip Festival

Every year in March, the largest scale tulip festival in all of Asia is held in Shixiang Lake Sightseeing Area. Covering an area of 7,000 square ...

Mar. 2014 Chengdu
China International Sewing Machinery and Accessories Show China International Sewing Machinery and Accessories Show

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Center  China International Sewing Machinery & Accessories Show (CISMA) is the largest professional ...

May. 16, 2014
to May. 18, 2014
Shanghai
Hua'er Festival/Flowers Festival Hua'er Festival/Flowers Festival

"Hua'er”, which literally means “flower” in Chinese, refers to a type of folk song performed by ethnic groups in west China’s Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia ...

May. 2014 Yinchuan
Kunming International Cultural Tourism Festival Kunming International Cultural Tourism Festival

As the most important tourism festival to invite investment for Yunnan Province, Kunming International Cultural Tourism Festival has been held for ...

May. 01, 2015
to Jun. 01, 2014
Kunming
Sisters' Meals Festival Sisters' Meals Festival

The Miao people are celebrating the Sisters' Meals festival. The Sisters' Meals festival is celebrated by the Miao ethnic people in southwestern China's ...

May. 03, 2015
to May. 03, 2015
Kaili
Cham in Tshurpu Monastery Cham in Tshurpu Monastery

The Cham in Tshurpu Monastery is held annually during the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar. It commemorates the famous Indian monk Padmasambhava, ...

May. 20, 2014
to May. 20, 2014
Lhasa
International Cartoon and Animation Festival, China International Cartoon and Animation Festival, China

Drawing (pun not intended) the most famous names in the cartoon industry, the International Cartoon and Animation Festival, held in Hangzhou since ...

Apr. 28, 2014
to May. 03, 2014
Hangzhou
Reincarnation and Transmigration of Buddhas Warrior Attendant Reincarnation and Transmigration of Buddhas Warrior Attendant

Celebrated: May 2, 201 Buddha Warrior Attendant 4Location: LhasaIt’s said that Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, preached Paramadibuddha (one of Buddhist ...

May. 02, 2014
to May. 03, 2014
Lhasa
Luoyang Peony Fair Luoyang Peony Fair

Luoyang Peony Festival is very popular among Chinese tourists and peony enthusiasts the world over. Each year from mid-April to mid-May, the peonies ...

Apr. 01, 2014
to May. 05, 2014
Luoyang
Zhuang Nationality Cattle Festival Zhuang Nationality Cattle Festival

Zhuang Nationality Cattle Festival The Zhuang Nationality Cattle Festival is held annually by the Zhuang ethnic group on the eighth day of the fourth ...

May. 06, 2014
to May. 06, 2014
Guilin
China Crystal and Glass Product Fair China Crystal and Glass Product Fair

Crystal glass is the most distinctive feature of Pujiang, and Pujiang is the largest distribution hub of crystal handicraft manufacturing. In the year ...

May. 24, 2014
to May. 31, 2014
Yiwu
Worship Gathering In The Three Temples Worship Gathering In The Three Temples

This activity is called Guanshanglan in the Bai language. It is a carnival for the Bai people in Dali to entertain themselves during the slack season ...

May. 2014 Dali
Butterfly Festival Butterfly Festival

The Butterfly Festival is a folk entertainment custom among the Bai people and it is popular in the area of Dali, Yunnan. It is held beside Butterfly ...

May. 2014 Dali
Yiwu Auto Culture Festival Yiwu Auto Culture Festival

Yiwu Auto Culture Festival is the largest and most professional auto exhibition in Zhejiang Area. The coming auto festival will in collaboration with ...

May. 17, 2014
to May. 19, 2014
Yiwu
Dalian International Marathon Dalian International Marathon

Venue: Gold Coast Nanhu Street, Dalian Golden Pebble Beach Overview Dalian International Marathon Race is one of the international standard marathon ...

May. 2014 Dalian
Dongyue Temple Fair Dongyue Temple Fair

As an important part of Taishan Mountain culture, Dongyue Temple Fair is held on 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month each year, during which various activities ...

Mar. 31, 2014
to May. 07, 2014
Shandong
Suzhou Immortal Day Suzhou Immortal Day

Immortal Day is an ideal time for visitors to experience folk customs and culture, taste local snacks, and purchase local specialties of Suzhou. Various ...

May. 2015 Suzhou
Huangyaguan Great Wall Marathon Huangyaguan Great Wall Marathon

Time: The Great Wall International Marathon is held on the third Saturday of May every year. The 2013 Huangyaguan Great Wall Marathon kicks off on ...

May. 2014 Beijing
Beijing International Peach Blossom Music Festival Beijing International Peach Blossom Music Festival

Beijing's Pinggu District is the world's largest peach blossom area which covers a land area of 220,000 mu (14,674 hectares). It was elected ...

Apr. 08, 2014
to May. 08, 2014
Beijing
The Hong Kong “Tuen Ng” Dragon Boat Festival The Hong Kong “Tuen Ng” Dragon Boat Festival

Colorfully decorated dragon boat One of the world's major concentrations of dragon boat races and other Tuen Ng Festival activities is annually in Hong ...

May. 2014 Hong-kong
Longji Terraced Fields Plowing Festival Longji Terraced Fields Plowing Festival

Longji Terraced Fields It's a traditional custom for people from Longji Ancient Zhuang Village of Longsheng Ge Autonomous County to hold the Plowing ...

May. 02, 2015
to May. 02, 2015
Guilin