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.

30 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 ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

China Kunming International Cultural Tourism Festival will be celebrated every May Day, as well as ...

Apr. 2015 Kunming
Sisters‘ Meals Festival Sisters‘ Meals Festival

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

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Apr. 01, 2014
to May. 05, 2014
Luoyang
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Origin of the holidayImmortal Day is one of Suzhou traditional festivals. April 14 of the lunar year ...

May. 2014 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 ...

May. 2014 Beijing
Grain Full (xiǎo mǎn小满) Grain Full (xiǎo mǎn小满)

In the Gregorian calendar, the Grain Full usually falls around May 21, and more often refers in particular ...

May. 21, 2014
to May. 21, 2014
Traditional-festival
Start of Summer (lì xià立夏) Start of Summer (lì xià立夏)

Introduction In the Gregorian calendar, the Start of Summer usually falls around May 5, and more ...

May. 05, 2014
to May. 05, 2014
Traditional-festival
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 ...

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 ...

May. 2014 Hong-kong
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Q:Carolina Asked on 8:26 PM Apr. 15 2012 Reply
Hello I am going to visit my brother in Nanjing and wanted to ask what historical sights I could see there, opening times, costs etc. Would we be able to enter a temple?
There are several historical sites in Nanjing, such as Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, China Gate, Confucius Temple, and Dr.Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum. Of course, temple is also available, like Linggu Temple.

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Wish you all the best! Lynn Ye Replied on 8:47 PM Apr. 19 2012