The Traditional Chinese Festivals have been part of Chinese tradition for thousands of years; they are an essential part of Chinese culture. Many holidays are associated with Chinese mythology and folklore tales, but more realistically, they probably originated from ancient farmer rituals for celebrating harvests or prayer offerings. Below listing the major Traditional Festivals which are a reflections of the Chinese traditional practices and morality of the people.
Last day of 12th lunar month, Chinese New Year Eve :Cleaning the house, putting up new posters of "door gods" on front doors, fireworks before the family union dinner, which should be at least 10 course meal with a whole fish entr¨Ĥe symbolizing the abundance of the coming year.
1st day of 1st lunar month, Spring Festival (Chinese New Year): More fireworks after midnight, visiting in-laws
Qing Ming Jie (Tomb Sweeping Day) /Ching Ming Festival: Visiting, cleaning, and make offerings at ancestral gravesites, spring outing
5th day of 5th lunar month , Dragon Boat Festival (Dragon Festival): Dragon boat racing, eat rice wrap Zongzi, commemorating the ancient poet Qu Yuan; drink yellow rice wine, related to the White Snake Lady legend
15th day of 8th lunar month, Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival) :Eat mooncake, family union meal, related to the legend of Chang E
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