Chinese Festivals and Events

China Festivals in August

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.

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 ...

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.

Ganden Thangka Festival in 2020
Ganden Thangka Festival in 2021

Ganden Thangka Festival is an important annual festival at the ancient Ganden Monastery. On the ninth day of the sixth month of the Tibetan calendar, people circle the ruins of the temple, enter inside to view the Buddha thangka (tapestry), pray, and get blessed.

Nagqu Horse Racing Festival in 2020
Nagqu Horse Racing Festival in 2021

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.

Torch Festival Of the Yi Ethnic People in Kunming
Torch Festival Of the Yi Ethnic People in Kunming

Torch Festival Of the Yi Ethnic PeopleThe Torch Festival falls between 24th day to the 26 day of the sixth lunar month. It is a shared traditional festival ...

The Naxi Torch Festival
The Naxi Torch Festival

The Naxi Torch FestivalThe minority peoples of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces bring new meaning to the old song lyrics, "there'll be a hot time ...

Beijing 798 Art Festival
Beijing 798 Art Festival

798 Art Zone, located in Chaoyang District, Beijing, is a cultural and creative industry district. When the grand 798 Art Festival is held inside it, it has become a place you have to visit in Beijing. The date for the festival varies, but is normally at the end of September.

Qinghai Yushu Horse Racing Festival
Qinghai Yushu Horse Racing Festival

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

Xichang Torch Festival
Xichang Torch Festival

Xichang Torch FestivalThe Torch Festival falls between 24th day to the 26 day of the sixth lunar month. It is a shared traditional festival of the ...

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. ...

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.

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