Jianshui County Festivals and Events

Festivals and Activities in Jianshui include a brief introduction of main festivals and activities in Jianshui county, and tell travelers what to do during Jianshui Festivals Tours. Jianshui is an ethnically diverse County where the major ethnic groups like Han, Yi, Hui, Hani, Dai and Miao live. And Different ethnic groups created brilliant culture and customs, formed diverse festivals and activities during the long-term social practice.  

Festivals in Jianshui

Besides some Chinese traditional festivals, like New Year's Day (January 1), Spring Festival (usually in late Jan. or early Feb.; January 25, 2020), Lantern Festival (The 15th day of the 1st lunar month), Tomb Sweeping Day (15 days after the Spring equinox; April 4, 2020), Dragon Boat Festival(The 5th day of the 5th lunar month; June 25, 2020) and Mid-Autumn Day (The 15th day of the 8th lunar month; September 13, 2019), there are some ethnic festivals in Jianshui as well. 

Dates Festivals Ethnic Minority
Usually on the 24th day of the 6th lunar month Torch Festival Yi Ethnic Minority
During the Spring Festival Lantern Festival of Jianshui Confucius Temple All Ethnic Groups
27 Sep.-7 Oct. Confucius Culture Festival All Ethnic Groups

Activities in Jianshui

As a popular tourist destination, Jianshui offers various kinds of recreative activities. Stepping into Jianshui Old Town, exploring local traditional villages, taking part in Confucius cultural festival, visiting local dwelling house and ancient architecture and learning purple pottery making, you will experience the Jianshui culture personally.

Activities Location Notes
Wanyao Pottery Maker Wanyao Village in Jianshui County Learn pottery making
Xizhuang Rural Tourism Cultural Festival Shuidaying Village of Xizhuang Town in Jianshui County Tourism and culture
Jianshui Purple Pottery Cultural Tourism Festival Jianshui County Tourism; Jianshui purple pottery
The ceremony of coming age of children Jianshui Confucius Temple Traditional Chinese culture
The First Writing Ceremony Jianshui Confucius Temple Traditional Chinese culture
Coming of age Ritual Ceremony Jianshui Confucius Temple Traditional Chinese culture

Festival and Culture Tour Including Jianshui

Every year, Confucius Culture Festival and Jianshui Purple Pottery Cultural Tourism Festival are held in Jianshui. And activities are also conducted in Jianshui Confucius Temple every now and then, you can learn and exprience Chinese traditional culture there.