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Festivals in China

festivals in china

Chinese New Year 

  • 2022: Febauary 1, 2022
  • 2023: January 22, 2023

Chinese New Year is also called Spring Festival. It is the most important festival to Chinese people. Many activities are held to celebrate the festival, such as dragon dances, setting off firecrackers, making dumplings, etc.

China's Lantern Festival:

  • 2022: Febauary 15, 2022 (Tuesday)
  • 2023: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

The Lantern Festival is traditionally the last day of the Chinese New Year period. It became a festival about 2,000 years ago. Billions of lanterns and giant lantern and drone displays makes the time festive.

Dragon Boat Festival

  • 2022: June 3, 2022 (Friday)
  • 2023: June 22, 2023 (Thursday)

The most popular and representative activity of Dragon Boat Festival is dragon boat racing. Dragon Boat Festival falls on month 5 day 5 of the Chinese lunar calendar (around mid-June). During this traditional festival in China, people customarily eat rice dumplings.