FestivalsChina Nanjing International Plum Blossom Festival
Plum blossom is the city flower of Nanjing. Since 1996 Nanjing Municipal Government has held China Nanjing International Plum Blossom Festival at Plum Blossom Hill which is located in the Zhongshan Mountain Scenic Area each year. Now the festival has become a state-level tourism event renowned at home and abroad. Many blossom themed activities are held during February and March, which attract millions of visitors.
Qinhuai International Lantern Festival
Qinhuai Lantern Festival is an important component of Qinhuai culture and a famous traditional festival of Nanjing. It has been successfully held for 26 years in the Confucius Temple-Qinhuai Scenic Belt since 1985. Each year from Jan. 1 -15, up to several million Nanjing citizens and tourists visit the lantern shows.
Gaochun Rape Flower Festival
A special festival held in China's only International Slow Town – Yaxi of Gaochun when the rape flowers blossom. The golden flower sea, the slow town scenery and the delicious farm food attract many visitors.
Begonia Flower Festival
A featured garden activity in spring of Mochou Lake Park
A special activity held in Xuanwu Lake Park, Mochou Lake Park and Gaochun in summer.
Gaochun River-Crab Festival
With river-crab as the carrier, the festival is held to fully display the special aquatic products, scenic spots, food brands and folk customs.
Tangshan International Hot Spring Culture Tourism Festival
Tangshan is a very famous hot spring resort of China. It used to be exclusively for imperial families in ancient times. Tangshan International Hot Spring Culture Tourism Festival started in 2009. Many hot spring experts and international tourists come to attend various activities and forums related to hot springs every year. The festival has become a famous vacation and leisure brand of Nanjing.
Red Maple Festival
A seasonal activity of Qixia Mountain, Red Maple Festival is held when the maples are red. Then a wide range of maple leaves become red and mixed with yellow, which makes up a beautiful vision of autumn maple leaves.