There are many festivals celebrated in China, some of the most well-known include:
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year: also known as Spring Festival, it is the most important traditional festival in China and is celebrated at the turn of the lunar calendar.
Lantern Festival: it is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese New Year, people light and release lanterns into the sky.
Mid-Autumn Festival: it is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, people eat mooncakes and admire the full moon.
Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival: it is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, people race dragon boats and eat rice dumplings.
Qingming Festival: also known as Tomb Sweeping Day, it is celebrated on the 104th solar term, people visit and clean the graves of their ancestors.
Double Seventh Festival
Double Seventh Festival: also known as Qixi Festival, it is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, it is China’s Valentine’s Day.
Winter Solstice Festival
Winter Solstice Festival: it is celebrated on the 22nd or 23rd solar term, it is the longest night of the year.