10 Traditional Chinese Festivals

With boasting rich history of more than 5000 years, China enjoys many traditional festivals. Almost every festival has its own unique origins and customs which reflect the tradition and morality of the whole Chinese nation. Many of those customs are linked to religion, mythology or superstitions, and there’s way more to read and lear about this mystic country than what we have to offer.

However, that doesn’t mean this isn’t a good plce to start. All these holidays are essential part of the Chinese culture, with the festive cycle going on all year long, so why not experience a fration of it? Here are 10 traditional Chinese festivals you shouold experience, but please be kind and learn more about the country’s culture before you take a trip.

It will save you from embarassing yourselves and offend some really hospitable people. Besides, I love Asian culture; it’s rich, interestin and its legends are almost magical – to say the least. I would have loved to live around the time the Great Wall was built, or Bruce Lee was learning to fight or.. who knows?

10. Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

9. Lantern Festival (Yuanxiao Jie)

Lantern Festival (Yuanxiao Jie)

8. QingMing Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day)

QingMing Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day)

7. Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

6. Double Seventh Festival – QiXi (Chinese Valentine’s Day)

Double Seventh Festival – QiXi (Chinese Valentine’s Day)

5. Sister’s Meal (Rise) Festival

Sister’s Meal (Rise) Festival

4. Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival

3. Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival

Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival

2. Double Ninth (Gao) Festival

Double Ninth (Gao) Festival

1. Winter Solstice Festival (Dong Zhi)

Winter Solstice Festival (Dong Zhi)

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