FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
1. Chinese New Year
Three days from the 1st day of the 1st moon, usually late Jan or early Feb
Also known as Spring Festival, Beijing’s favorite holiday sees fireworks let off night and day across the city, plus temple fairs with stilt-walkers, acrobats, and fortune-tellers. Families make jiaozi (dumplings) together and exchange gifts, then the adults watch the annual Spring Festival Gala on television.