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Traditional Chinese Holidays
 
The Chinese love to celebrate holidays and they do it with a style that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. From elaborate dancing dragons, to spectacular fireworks exhibitions. The Chinese know how to celebrate, with a passion and flair that is unique to this ancient culture.

Tradition runs deep in China and the Chinese are proud of their heritage. For the Chinese it is important to remember their past and they do well to incorporate that into their celebrations.
Chinese Holidays & Traditions
Holiday Month
Chinese New Year January/February
Birthday of Che Kung February
Spring Lantern (Yuen Siu) Festival  February/March
Ching Ming Festival April
Birthday of Tin Hau  April
Cheung Chau Bun Festival April/May
Birthday of Lord Buddha May
Birthday of Tam Kung May
Birthday of Kwan Tai June
Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat) Festival June
Maidens (Seven Sisters) Festival August
Hungry Ghosts Festival August/September
Mid-Autumn Festival September
Monkey God Festival September
Birthday of Confucius September
Chung Yeung Festival October

Known as Sheng Xiao in Chinese, the Chinese Zodiac is a continuously repeating 12 year cycle. Each year of the cycle is associated with an animal sign. The cycle is associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

Many in China associate luck and good fortune with the signs. Some signs are thought to be more lucky than others. Some people even place their wagers according to the signs.

Animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac include:
Rat

Ox

Tiger

Rabbit

Dragon

Snake
Horse

Sheep

Monkey

Rooster

Dog

Pig