Traditional Chinese festivals
Traditional Chinese festivals are usually fixed according to the Lunar calendar. January 1st on the lunar calendar has been designated as the Spring festival (generally referred to as guonian). There are several customs during the Spring Festival, such as praying for a good harvest, etc. the spring Festival is the most ceremonious traditional festival in China and symbolizes unity and prosperity. Some other significant Chinese festivals include the Lantern Festival, the Pure Bright Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Double-Seventh Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Double-Ninth Festival, the Winter Solstice, and the Eighth Day of the Twelfth Lunar Month, etc. Each festival has its own unique origin and custom. These Chinese festivals that follow the Lunar calendar are different from the 24 Solar Terms in the Lunar calendar. They embody China’s cohesion and vitality.