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The traditional Chinese holidays are an essential part of harvests or prayer offerings. The most important Chinese holiday is the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), which is also celebrated in Korea, Vietnam, and other East Asian countries in the East Asian cultural sphere. All traditional holidays are scheduled according to the Chinese calendar (except the Qing Ming and Winter Solstice days, falling on the respective Jie qi in the Agricultural calendar).

Date (Chinese Lunar Calendar) English Name Chinese Name Remarks
Last day of lunar year Chinese New Year Eve  • 除夕
 • 大年夜
1st day of 1st Month Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)  • 農曆新年 / 农历新年
 • 春節 / 春节
 • 大年初一
fireworks after midnight, visit family members.
15th day of 1st Month Lantern Festival  • 元宵節 / 元宵节 Lantern parade and lion dance celebrating the first full moon. Eating tangyuan. This day is also the last day of new year celebration.
2nd day of 2nd Month Zhonghe Festival (Blue Dragon Festival)  • 中和節 / 中和节
 • 青龍節 / 青龙节
Eat Chinese pancakes (Chun bing, 春餅) and noodles, clean the house. Also known as Dragon Raising its Head
3rd day of 3rd Month Shangsi Festival 上巳節 / 上巳节 Traditional Chinese Women's Day, also known as 婦女節(fùnǚjié)
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