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 Britai... Read more
Send a rose and a love letter to your lover
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 cel... Read more
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. However, along the coast and in th... Read more
愚人节快乐！ (Yuren Jie kuaile!) Happy April Fool's!
April Fool’s Day (愚人节, Yuren Jie, literally: 'foolish man festival') is a
day for fun and jokes that is catching on in China. Pranks include
tric... Read more
In China, Easter is only a special holiday for the Catholics, Orthodox and most established Christian churches. Millions of Christians celebrate in some fashion. But most people don't observe it or ... Read more
HalloweenTime: Halloween is a traditional holiday observed on October 31 in the western world.OverviewHalloween originates from the traditional holiday of Celts in Great Britain, who believed that the... Read more
Father’s DayTime: 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, special fam... 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 celebra... Read more