In China, December, January and February are taken as official winter months. Below I will talk about things to do when you are travelling in China during the winter period. There are some activities or holidays in winter such as Chinese New Year, which is the most important holiday in China, just like Christmas in west. That is also the biggest event that occurs during the winter. Chinese New Year is also called Spring Festival, which implies that it looks forward to the coming of spring.
There are a lot of events for you to take part in in winter. If you are in the north, you have to make sure to put on enough cold-weather gear because of the cruel cold climate. On the opposite, if you are in the south, you will find that the weather can be pretty mild and wet. In fact, in some Chinese southern reaches, you will find lovely weather in the winter, such as Hainan, Sanya and so on. See Below for more events and holidays to take in for you in winter. I will introduce them by time sequencing.
Christmas in China in December 25
China also celebrate Christmas especially in a larger city like Beijing or Shanghai. Chinese also buy trees for decoration and dress up in stores and shops. You can feel the merry Christmas atmosphere.
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival usually takes place in annually early January to mid-February. If you want to feel the extreme cold climate and enjoy winter charming in one of the coldest places in China during the winter, Harbin and its Ice and Snow Festival are the most impressive things you never miss. You will be amazed by the Huge sculptures made from ice and snow and colored lights illuminat castles of ice illuminated by colored lights.
Chinese New Year in December 03,2011
This holiday is the time for Chinese to go home and spend time with their families. People will be cleaning their house, shopping, having a feast and visiting relatives at that time. Everywhere, you will see decorations of Chinese lanterns and symbols of the coming zodiac animal. People all immerse in the gaiety of the Spring Festival.
This festival always take place in the final day of the New Year festival and on the 15th day after the new year. This event represents the end of Chinese New Year holiday. The event is usually marked by hundreds of colorful lanterns which you can best see them at night. Of course, you can enjoy them at day time.
Travelling to China during the winter, you can also enjoy the different China and explore exotic culture.