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China Festivals in August

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.

Qingdao International Beer Festival
Qingdao International Beer Festival

Co-sponsored by relevant state ministries/commissions and the People's Government of Qingdao City, Qingdao International Beer Festival was started in ...

Aug. 11, 2018 to Aug. 25, 2018
Double Seventh Day — How to Celebrate China's Valentine’s Day
Double Seventh Day — How to Celebrate China's Valentine’s Day

Double Seventh Day falls on the 7th day of the 7th month of China’s lunar calendar (around mid-August); that’s why it is called Double Seventh Day. Known as China’s Valentine’s Day, it is a festival that has legendary links with romance and love in China.

Aug. 17, 2018 to Aug. 17, 2018
Hungry Ghost Festival
Hungry Ghost Festival

In China, special customs for memorizing the dead are held on Qingming Festival and Hungry Ghost Festival. Hungry Ghost Festival is the most important festival in month seven of the lunar calendar for Chinese people. The date, lunar month 7 day 15, is around late August.

Aug. 24, 2018 to Aug. 24, 2018
Nagqu Horse Racing Festival in 2018
Nagqu Horse Racing Festival in 2018

The Tibetan (Zang) ethnicity has a special emotional connection with horses, as do most nomadic peoples of the world. Nagqu Horse Racing Festival is the greatest and grandest festival in Northern Tibet. If you are planning a Tibet tour in summer, you shouldn’t miss it.

Aug. 01, 2018 to Aug. 01, 2018
Torch Festival Of the Yi Ethnic People in Kunming
Torch Festival Of the Yi Ethnic People in Kunming

The Torch Festival falls between 24th day to the 26 day of the sixth lunar month. It is a shared traditional festival of the Yi, Naxi, and Bai peoples ...

Aug. 05, 2018 to Aug. 07, 2018
The Naxi Torch Festival
The Naxi Torch Festival

The minority peoples of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces bring new meaning to the old song lyrics, "there'll be a hot time in the old town tonight," as ...

Aug. 05, 2018 to Aug. 07, 2018
Qinghai Yushu Horse Racing Festival
Qinghai Yushu Horse Racing Festival

The Qinghai Yushu Horse Racing Festival is a traditional festival that was held during the week of July 25 – August 1 every year in the Yushu Tibetan ...

Jul. 25, 2018 to Aug. 01, 2018
Xichang Torch Festival
Xichang Torch Festival

The Torch Festival falls between 24th day to the 26 day of the sixth lunar month. It is a shared traditional festival of the Yi, Naxi, and Bai peoples ...

Aug. 05, 2018 to Aug. 05, 2018
Litang Horse Racing Festival
Litang Horse Racing Festival

The Litang Horse Racing Festival is a traditional festival that was held August 1 every year in high-elevation Litang County in eastern Sichuan Province. ...

Aug. 01, 2018 to Aug. 15, 2018
Ziyuan Water Lantern and Song Festival
Ziyuan Water Lantern and Song Festival

Held in Ziyuan County, Ziyuan Water Lantern and Song Festival is popular among tourists for a day tour. You can take part in many fun activities: making water lanterns, floating water lanterns, watching the folk song competition, etc.

Aug. 23, 2018 to Aug. 24, 2018