Festivals in China

China is a big & most colorful country & Chinese people celebrate a seemingly never-ending series of festivals during the course of a year. Most of these festivals & celebration take place on essential dates in the Chinese lunar calendar. Boasting wealthy cultural meaning and a long history, customary Chinese festivals compile an important and brilliant part of Chinese culture.

Most traditional festivals took shape during the Qin empire 221-206 BC. In the most wealthy Tang Dynasty AD 618-907, traditional festivals liberated themselves from primitive sacrifice, taboo and mystery and became more entertaining. From then on, festive occasions turned more rapid and thrilling and more and more folk customs were developed. China's main customary festivals contain the Spring Festival, the Lantern Festival, Pure Brightness Day, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Racial minorities have also maintained their own usual festivals, including the Water Sprinkling Festival of the Dai people, the Nadam Fair of the Mongolian people, the Torch Festival of the Yi people.

The Danu Never Forget the Past Festival of the Yao people, the Third Month Fair of the Bai people, the Antiphonal Singing Day of the Zhuang people, the Tibetan New Year and Onghor Expecting a Good Harvest Festival of the Tibetan people, and the Jumping Flower Festival of the Miao people

The first traditional holiday of the year comes on spring festival. In the past time, when the Chinese populace used the lunar calendar, the Spring Festival was known as the "New Year." Like all the traditional Chinese festivals, the New Year was possibly the most elaborate, colorful, and important festival. This is a time for the Chinese people wish each other and themselves on having passed through another year, a time to finish out the old, and to reception in the new year.