Chinese Festivals and Events

China Festivals in December

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.

Christmas in China - How It Is Celebrated in China
Christmas in China - How It Is Celebrated in China

Christmas has been steadily gaining popularity in China in recent years. In the biggest cities, it has been a big commercial success and a newly adopted ...

Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice

Chinese celebrate the Winter Solstice on the 23rd day of the 11th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. On the Gregorian calendar that’s within about two weeks of December 21st. In northern China, it is a custom for local people to eat dumplings with their family at the Winter Solstice.

Palden Lhamo Festival
Palden Lhamo Festival

Palden Lhamo Festival honors a wrathful deity named Palden Lhamo. People consider her as a deity that protects the main leaders of the Tibetan religion: the Panchen Lama and the Dalai Lama. You can go to Barkhor Street to see the worship of the goddess.

Christmas in Shanghai — Christmas Markets, Meals, Bars
Christmas in Shanghai — Christmas Markets, Meals, Bars

Christmas is more and more popular in China. Young people in Shanghai celebrate Christmas mostly as a festival to get together with their partners or friends. This article has listed the most favored events at markets, restaurants and bars in Shanghai at Christmas, as well as churches.

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