Sichuan Festivals

Most Sichuan festivals listed below are related to ethnic cultures, such as the Torch Festival, the Horse Racing Festival, and the New Year Festival of the Qiang People. 

Zigong is famous for its traditional Chinese lanterns, so Zigong Lantern Festival is a nice opportunity for learning about the history, the manufacture, and types of traditional Chinese lantern.

Sichuan Festivals and Events List

Zigong Lantern Festival

Feb. 16 to Feb. 21

Zigong Lantern Festival As one of China's Historical and Cultural Cities, Zigong is called "Lantern Town of the South Kingdom". Zigong Lantern Festival is one of the largest folk... Read more

The New Year Festival Of the Qiang Ethnic People

Oct. 31 

The Qiang people, one of China’s 56 ethnic minorities, are at risk for extinction, especially their annual New Year festival where they give thanks for prosperity and their harmonious lives. A... Read more

Xichang Torch Festival

Aug. 5 

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 in southwestern China. The Torch Festiv... Read more

Litang Horse Racing Festival

Aug. 1 to Aug. 15

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. The town of Litang has an old monastery... Read more