Festivals in Beijing, China

  • The Bird's Nest Snow Festival

    • 7 Jan 2014–23 Feb 2014
    • The Bird's Nest arena will be divided into five functional activity areas including a ski area, a snow games area, an interactive games area, a performance area and a scenic area. Tourists entering from the southern entrance can ride snow circles to enter the "Happy Snow and Ice Season" activity center.

    • Phone: 010 8437 3008

    • Getting there: Take Subway Line 8 to the Olympic Stadium

  • Chinese New Year

    • 30 Jan 2014–5 Feb 2014

    Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Wherever they are, people come home to celebrate the festival with their families. The busiest travel time in China happens during this period. Travelers who plan to visit China during the New Year time are recommended to book everything in advance.

  • Beijing International Peach Blossom Music Festival

    • 1 Apr 2014

    Beijing's Pinggu District is the world's largest peach blossom area which covers a land area of 220,000 mu (14,674 hectares). It was elected as one of the top ten destination in the world for viewing flowers.

    Beijing International Peach Blossom Music Festival has been held in Beijing's Pinggu District for 14 years attracting numerous visitors from around the world.

  • Bejing International Music Festival

    • 13 Aug 2014–26 Aug 2014

    Established in 2004, the Beijing International Music Festival is a celebration of classical music from throughout the world as well as China. Collaboration makes this festival an outstanding event in music and music appreciation.

    This one of the most important events in classical music within the People's Republic of China. Participants come from all over the world to perform at this major classical music event.

  • Mid Autumn Festival

    • 8 Sep 2014–11 Sep 2014

    China's Mid-Autumn Festival is traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunisolar month. Chinese people will have a three-day holiday.

    The festival is the second most important festival after the Spring Festival to Chinese people. Every year, when the festival comes people go home from every corner of the country and the world to meet their family and have dinner with them, admire the full moon and eat mooncakes.

    Chinese people believe a full moon is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and family reunion. On Mid-Autumn Festival night the moon is supposed to be the brightest and fullest, which is why the festival is also known as the"Day of Reunion" and the "Moon Festival"

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