What to do for next year
Heya! It’s already the 8th month of the year so we’re more than halfway into the next year, so far 2017’s been crazy yes? You’re probably thinking of taking a short break from work or a nice long rest abroad.
Why not look for China vacation rentals to stay in soon?
If you’re planning to go to China and wanna book somewhere, it’s best to know why you’ll be there. So I’ll give you guys and gals a list of upcoming major festivals in China this coming year.
Hmm? Too soon to be expecting 2018? Well, I do think it’s good to be prepared always, and that also means doing things in advance so your trips would be smooth as silk.
- New year’s festival starts in January 1st, just like any other new year celebrations, full of fireworks, noise and fun (Look away now if you’re not a fan of pollution)
- Laba Festival (January 24th) People share rice porridge with their families friends, their ancestors, and the poor. It’s a traditional festival by the way and Laba congee is made from different kinds of rice, beans, dried nuts, bean curd.
- Chinese new year (February 16th) and next year would be the year of the dog.
Family reunions usually happen here, and it’s the longest public holiday.
(If you wanna know more, read it here)
- Lantern Festival (March 2nd) The first significant event after the Chinese new year. People eat Yun Xiao (rice ball stuffed with different feelings) and watch the lanterns at night. Trust me, they’re beautiful.
- Qingming festival (April 5th) It’s a day wherein the Chinese remember and honor their ancestors, and it’s also a day to enjoy themselves.
- Dragon Boat Festival (June 18th) Already has a history of more than 2000 years, it carries on the tradition of eating Zongzi (sticky rice dumplings) and also the racing with the use of the eponymous dragon boats.
- Double Seventh Festival ( August 17th) Also known as the Qixi festival or also Young Girls’ festival. It’s the Chinese Valentine’s day basically.
- Mid-autumn Festival (September 24th) It gives importance to the moon, and as such the Chinese families gather to appreciate and offer sacrifice to the Moon.
Customs include eating moon cakes and on some regions there are even lion dances.
- Chinese National Day (October 1st) The memorial day for the founding of the People’s Republic of China back in 1949. There are military parades and reviews that would be happening in Tiananmen square
- Chongyang Festival (October 17th) Also called the double 9th festival, because it happens on the 9th day of the 9th lunar month. People spend time eating Chongyang cakes, drink chrysanthemum wine and climb mountains.
Winter Solstice (December 22nd) also called the Winter Festival. Can occur on the 21st and also 23rd, the date isn’t fixed. Dumplings are a popular treat during this festival and you’ll also find sweet ones too! orrr… mostly hot food are being eaten to keep themselves warm.
Well, there you have it. Now you don’t have to worry about missing the major events next year! Hopefully this helps
May your travels be without hassle and safe.
Until next time then!
Info from: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/public-holiday.htm