China has numerous events going on throughout the year. We have listed some of these below, and we think they are a great time to come visit! Even if you can't make it during one of the listed events, there is sure to be something interesting happening when you do come - just send us an email and we'll be sure to let you know. We currently have event and festival listing for:
This is predominantly a Yi minority Festival, but is now also celebrated by the Naxi and Bai minorities.
There are 2 exchange markets in Lijiang, one is during March, and the other is in July. Both last about 15 days.
The Musuo people of Lugu Lake are revered as the only living matriarchal society in the world. For the Zhuanshan Festival, this Naxi minority sub-group dress in their best clothes to worship the Gemu (Lion) Goddess Mountain and pray for her protection.
The 15th in August of lunar calendar is the Chinese traditional Middle Autumn Festival, on that dayhe family will sit together to eat moon cake and fruits and candies, view the beautiful moon, enjoy the atmosphere of the reunion.. on that day most family should stay until up mid night, because in that day the moon is larger and more bright and clear than other day.
Kuoshi Festival is one of biggest and traditional festival for Lisu minority. Lisu people in different places use different ways to celebrate it!
Sanduo Festival celebrated on lunar Feb 8th each year, Sanduo Festival which is the most significant celebration of Naxi people in Lijiang. During the day many Naxi people from all around came to visit Beiyuemiao Shrine, offering sacrifice to Sanduo God,and has been a traditional and legal holiday for Lijiang.
the Bangbang festival (also called Lantern Festival) is one of the grand festivals for Naxi people in Lijjiang. It’s celebrated on Jan.15 Chinese Lunar Calender.On that day, the Naxi people cook glutinous rice ball(Chinese Tianyuan) themselves,In the evening,Naxi people go to the ancient Lijiang city, floating lanterns on river
Qingming Festival is one festival of importance for people to visit the graveyard of their ancestors.