Chinese Festivals and Events

China Festivals in January

By Kelly PangUpdated Mar. 18, 2021

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.

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The Hong Kong Winter Festival 2019/2020
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