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Event listings, festival information and holiday roundups. Information on the events, festivals and holidays in China.
  1. Beijing Events
  2. Beijing Olympics 2008 (8)
  3. Chinese New Year (31)
  4. Chinese Public Holidays (8)
  5. Local Festivals (4)
  6. Shanghai Events
  7. Western Holidays (7)

A Guide to Chinese Holidays
A Guide to Chinese Holidays - when they are celebrated and what they are.

China in Winter
What China is like during the winter season - what to do and where to go.

China in Summer
What China is like during the summer.

China in Spring
What China is like during the spring season

The Legend Behind Qi Xi or the Night of Sevens
Find out the legend behind the festival of Qi Xi or the Night of Sevens, commonly called Chinese Valentine's Day

The Lantern Festival
The Lantern Festival closes out traditional Chinese New Year celebrations on the fifteenth day with a full moon.

A Guide to Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year in China - events and the traditions that surround the holiday.

Mid-Autumn Festival in China: Celebrating the Harvest Moon
Falling in the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, or the exact middle of fall, the mid-autumn festival has been a tradition of coming together as a family, celebrating the moon and eating moon cakes in China for centuries.

October 1, National Day of the People's Republic of China
Profile and history of October 1, the National Day of the People's Republic of China

International Labor Day in China
May Day holidays are a week long holiday around the first of May in China.

Chinese Valentine's Day - Qi Xi - The Night of Sevens
Find out the traditions behind Qi Xi, or what many call the Chinese Valentine's Day.

Paul French Lecture Series - Carl Crow Book Launch
Paul French has just launched his new book "Carl Crow – A Tough Old China Hand: The Life, Times and Adventures of an American in Shanghai". A captivating speaker about a fascinating subject - Shanghai as it was in its golden raucous years of the 1920s and 1930s, catch one of French's lectures.

A Comprehensive List of All Festivals in China
Look up festivals, grouped by region, with a short description of where, when and what for each event.

Chinese New Year Photo Gallery
Enjoy a photo gallery of Chinese New Year festivities from ChinaPictures.org.

Traditional Chinese Festivals
Traditional Chinese Festivals explained by China.org including Spring (Chinese New Year) Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Double Seventh (7/7) Festival.

Chinese Festivals in Pictures
Photo Galleries of some of China's most traditional festivals including the Lantern festival, the Moon festival and the Dragon Boat festival from ChinaPictures.org.

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