Taoism - festivals and celebrations
Dates for your 2006 calendar
29 Yuan Tan
Chinese New Year. 2006 is the Year of the Dog.
12 Teng Chieh
Falls on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month and marks the first full moon of the year with the Lantern Festival.
5 Ch’ing Ming
Traditionally takes place around the fifth day of the month. People visit family tombs, sweeping and tidying. Offerings of food and wine are made to the spirits of the dead.
Dragon Boat Festival
31 Held in honour of China’s great poet Ch’u Yuan. People race dragon boats and eat rice dumplings to commemorate him.