Below are listed eight of the most popular foreign festivals that are now celebrated to some extent in China, like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. Find out more about how the world’s festivals are celebrated in China, and what to expect if you visit China at that time of year.
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Celebrated: Oct.31, 2013
Halloween is a traditional holiday observed on October 31 in the western world. It is said that Halloween originates from the traditional holiday of Celts in Great Brita... Read more
It is really difficult to confirm the exact time when Western Valentine’s Day was introduced into China. However, Western Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated in urban areas, where there are a lot o... Read more
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Christmas is not a public holiday in China or Taiwan because the majority of Chinese people are not Christian though it is a public holiday in Macau and Hong Kong. How... Read more
April Fools' Day is a day for fun and jokes. In North America, there are two traditional days for jokes and pranks. April Fools’ is the foremost day in Western tradition, and Halloween is another da... Read more
Easter traditionally is the first Sunday that follows the first full moon after the vernal equinox. So the date varies a lot. Easter fall between March 22 and April 25. The observance of Easter as a... Read more
Like many American cultural things, the Thanksgiving holiday that originated in the United States is catching on in China -- a little. It is mainly celebrated among Canadians and Americans who live ... Read more
Time: Halloween is a traditional holiday observed on October 31 in the western world.
Halloween originates from the traditional holiday of Celts in Great Britain, who bel... Read more
Time: Father’s Day is a celebration of fathers inaugurated in the early twentieth century. It is held on a variety of dates across the world and typically involves gift-giving, speci... Read more
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 in May. It is a holiday that was first celeb... Read more
Every year, China celebrates International Women's Day on March 8. Slightly different from the day's original focus of celebrating women's economic, political, and social achievements, Wom... Read more
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