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Festivals in China in 2018

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.

5th Jan-end of Feb

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin, Heilongjiang Province
16th February

Chinese New Year

Throughout China
16th February

Tibetan New Year

Tibet
19th February

Monlam Prayer Festival

Tibet
2nd March

Lantern Festival

Throughout China
2nd March

Butter Lamp/ Choe-Nga Choepa

Tibet
5th April

Qingming Festival

Throughout China
11th-17th April

Water Splashing Festival

Yunnan Province
30th April-7th May        

March Fair

Yunnan Province
22nd May

Buddha's Birthday

Hong Kong
30th April- 4th May

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Hong Kong
1st May

Labour Day

Throughout China
18th June

Dragon Boat Festival

Chgina
5th August     

Torch Festival

Yunnan Province
20th July

Gyantse Horse Race

Tibet
10th-15th August 

Nagchu Horse Race

Tubet
1st October   

National Day

Throughout China
24th September

Mid- Fall Day

Throughout China
17th October

Double Ninth Festival/ Chung Yeung Festival

Throughout China
31st October

Lhabab Duechen

Tibet

Highlights of China

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