The Chinese religions, not to be limited to Buddhism, are a very complex set of beliefs. Unlike many other religions and beliefs, the Chinese have a rather unified creed that is largely derived from three different religions (Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism).

As such, there is an obvious potential for many festivals all year round, the top three being:

  • Chinese New Year
  • The Lantern Festival in China
  • The Mid-Autumn Festival

Two of the above three are celebrated by almost every Chinese clan around the globe, although the names used to reference the festivals may vary.

Chinese New Year

As the name suggests, marks the beginning of the New Year according to the traditional Chinese calendar. It’s probably the most important and colourful festival and is also known as the Lunar New Year in some Chinese societies. This festival consists of dragon shows that are strongly affiliated with their culture.

The Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is largely celebrated in China alone and by Chinese people who have originated in China. The celebration of this festival is singular to those that celebrate it, and it has different names around the world. In Lantern festival, people in Taiwan use Chinese lanterns to rejoice this event. The lanterns are discharged while music is played in the scene.

This festival consists of dragon shows that are strongly affiliated with their culture.

Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a global Chinese religion festival greatly celebrated in China along the lines of a Thanksgiving Day. It is also known as moon festival or mooncake festival.

It is a traditional festival celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian people. It is a highly entertaining event with musical nights and dancing displays. Also, lots of feasts are cooked to welcome the advent of spring season

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