Chinese Festivals and Events

China Festivals in April

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.

Luoyang Peony Fair
Luoyang Peony Fair

Luoyang Peony Festival is very popular among Chinese tourists and peony enthusiasts the world over. Each year from mid-April to mid-May, the peonies ...

Weifang International Kite Festival
Weifang International Kite Festival

Weifang International Kites Festival attracts thousands of visitors every year. The Weifang International Kites Festival is an annual event held from ...

Qingming Festival
Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival (around April 4) is Chinese people's day for visiting graves and burial grounds to pray their respects to their ancestors. It's known as Tomb Sweeping Festival in English. Many Chinese also go for a picnic during Qingming Festival to enjoy the picturesque scenery of spring.

April Fool's Day in China
April Fool's Day in China

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 ...

Dongba Fair
Dongba Fair

Every year, on the fifth day of the third lunar month, the annual Dongba Fair is held in Lijiang Jade Water Village, a settlement of the Naxi minority. ...

March Fair of the Bai Ethnic People
March Fair of the Bai Ethnic People

Also known as the Kwan-yin Fair, March Fair is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Bai Ethnic People in Dali in southwest China's Yunnan ...

Water Splashing Festival in Xishuangbanna, China
Water Splashing Festival in Xishuangbanna, China

The Water Splashing Festival is an important festival of Dai minority. The annual Water Splashing Festival of the Dai ethnic minority falls during the ...

Beijing International Long-Distance Running Festival
Beijing International Long-Distance Running Festival

The Beijing International Long-Distance Running Festival is one of the largest sports events in China. Aimed at making people healthier, the Beijing International Long-Distance Running Festival attracts more and more international participants to Beijing.

The Hong Kong International Film Festival
The Hong Kong International Film Festival

You shouldn't miss the Hong Kong International Film Festival if you love watching films or making your own films. Film makers show their works freely. It is an important platform for Asian film makers to communicate.

The Releasing Water Festival on Tomb Sweeping Day in Dujiangyan
The Releasing Water Festival on Tomb Sweeping Day in Dujiangyan

Features  World's oldest irrigation system Grand ancient ceremony Rich and colorful activities Splendid Chinese ancient culture The ...

Sisters' Meals Festival — Oldest Asian Valentine's Day
Sisters' Meals Festival — Oldest Asian Valentine's Day

Sister's Meal Festival is celebrated in southeast Guizhou province. It is a traditional festival of the Miao people. On that day, Miao girls give four-color rice to the man they love as a present. It is considered the oldest "Valentine's Day" of China.

The Shanghai International Music Festival
The Shanghai International Music Festival

Founded in 2001, the Shanghai International Music Festival is a combination of the Shanghai International Radio Music Festival and the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, packed with various kinds of music.

Shanghai Peach Blossom Festival
Shanghai Peach Blossom Festival

During Shanghai Peach Blossom Festival, held in March and April, visitors can enjoy beautiful peach blossom and Chinese culture at the same time. Many ethnic folk musicians perform traditional Chinese music plays in a park called Chengbei Folk Peach Orchard.

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