Among the Chinese Festivals
celebrated throughout the year are Chinese
New Year 春
First day of the Lunar Year
It is also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival
春节chūn jié. The Lantern Festival
元宵节yuán xiāo jié
The 15th day of the first lunar month.
This festival marks the first full moon of the year.
In Malaysia / Singapore: Chap Goh Meh
This is the celebration for the first full
moon of the year. It also signifies the end of the Chinese
celebrations. Qing Ming 清明节qīng
This Tomb Sweeping Day is also known as the Clear and Bright
Festival / Pure Brightness Festival.
Duanwu 端午节 duān wǔ jié
This festival, also known as Dragon Boat
Festival commemorates Qu Yuan
and falls on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month.
Ghost Festival 中元节 zhōng
This festival is also known as Festival of the Dead Spirits
During this festival, Chinese Taoists line up a variety of activities to
appease the ghosts that are released from the realm of
spirits. This festival falls on the 15th day of the 7th month. Mid-Autumn
Festival中秋节zhōng qiū jié
This is also known as the Mooncake Festival. It is associated
with the Legend of the Lady in the Moon, Chang'e 嫦娥 cháng é. Dongzhi Festival
冬至dōng zhì This is also
called the Winter Solstice Festival. During this "Chinese
Thanksgiving" festival, sweet dumplings known as tangyuan
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