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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. 14, 2016 to Aug. 29, 2016
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. 09, 2016 to Aug. 09, 2016
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. 17, 2016 to Aug. 17, 2016
Nagqu Horse Racing Festival
Nagqu Horse Racing Festival

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, 2017 to Aug. 01, 2016
Mountain Worship Festival
Mountain Worship Festival

Also known as Worshiping Mountain Festival, Zhuanshan Festival is held by Mosuo people living near the Hulu Lake of Lijiang on the 25th day of the 7th ...

Aug. 27, 2016 to Aug. 27, 2016
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, 2016 to Aug. 15, 2016
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.

Sep. 05, 2017 to Aug. 16, 2016