Folk cultural activities

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-05-20

Grand Temple Fair Chengdu’s annual Grand Temple Fair is held every year during the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) in Wuhou Shrine, Jinli, the Culture Park, and several other city parks. The 15-day-long festival showcases both traditional Sichuan folk art and modern fashions of the city.
Chengdu people participate colorful festive activities with distinctive local characteristics.
Grand Temple Fair
Chengdu’s annual Grand Temple Fair is held every year during the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) in Wuhou Shrine, Jinli, the Culture Park, and several other city parks. The 15-day-long festival showcases both traditional Sichuan folk art and modern fashions of the city.
Lantern Festival
Chengdu’s annual Lantern Festival is held every year during the Spring Festival in Tazishan Park in the eastern part of Chengdu. Lanterns of different designs and themes are on display with traditional art performances.
Dujiangyan Water Releasing Festival
The Dujiangyan Water-Releasing Festival takes place on the 5th of April each year in Dujiangyan City, 58 km away from downtown Chengdu. Residents dress up in ancient costumes and read elegies for Li Bing and his sons, in order to honor them for their contribution to the irrigation project they built over 2, 000 years ago.
Fire Dragon Festival
The Fire Dragon Festival of Huanglongxi Town, in the southeast of Chengdu, is celebrated from the 2nd to the 15th day of the first lunar month each year.
The Festival originated from South Song Dynasty (1127-1279 AD). Celebrations include lighting paper dragons, lion dances, floating lanterns on the water, and various street activities.
South China Snow and Ice Festival
The South China Snow and Ice Festival takes place from January to March at the Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort, which is about 90 kilometers from downtown Chengdu. The festival is popular among locals and attracts a growing numbers of people from the southern Asian countries.
 
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