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Festivals in China in 2016

China’s festivals are vibrant, varied and full of color. From local ethnic festivals found only in Yunnan, to Chinese New Year that’s celebrated nationwide, here’s our guide to when they are happening. It is important to note that some festivals result in attractions, shops and restaurants shutting down for a few days, whereas others add massively to a trip. Please talk to one our specialists about which ones might suit you.

01 Jan to 05 Feb 2016

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin, Heilongjiang Province
08 Feb 2016

Chinese New Year

Throughout China
09 Feb 2016

Tibetan New Year

12 Feb to 05 Mar 2016

Monlam Prayer Festival

22 Feb 2016

Lantern Festival

Throughout China
22 Feb 2016

Butter lamp/Choe-nga Choepa

04 Apr 2016

Qingming Festival

Throughout China
14-16 Apr 2016

Water Splashing Festival

Yunnan Province
21-27 Apr 2016

March Fair

Yunnan Province
01 May 2016

Labour Day

Throughout China
11-15 May 2016

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Hong Kong
11-14 May 2016

Buddha's Birthday

Hong Kong
16 May to 03 Jun 2016

Gyantse Horse Race

09 Jun 2016

Dragon Boat Festival

27-29 Jul 2016

Torch Festival

Yunnan Province
01 Aug 2016

Nagchu Horse Race

18 Aug 2016

Ganden Thangka Unveiling

01-06 Sep 2016

Shoton festival

09 Sep 2016

Labrang Rikda

15 Sep 2016

Mid-Fall Day

Throughout China
01 Oct 2016

National Day

Throughout China
09 Oct 2016

Double Ninth Festival/Chung Yeung Festival

Throughout China
20 Nov 2016

Lhabab Duechen


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