Chinese New Year
The Hua Xian Chinese Society are the organisers of the Lancaster Chinese New Year Festival – an annual celebration of Chinese culture and platform for artists in the arts, music and theatre.
Duan Wu or Dragonboat Festival
Duan Wu Festival, also known as the Dragonboat Festival, is celebrated at the start of Summer and is most popularly marked with dragonboat racing and eating rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves known as ‘zongzi’.
Mid Autumn or Mooncake Festival
The Mid Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th of the eighth month in the traditional Chinese calendar. It is also called the Mooncake Festival due to the popularity of the sweet filled pastries which are shared and eaten as part of the celebrations.