Celebrating Chinese Festivals: A Collection of Holiday Tales, Poems and Activities

Sanmu Tang (Author)


Through beautiful illustrations, Celebrating Chinese Festivals presents the most important and celebrated festivals of China, and explains the traditions, the delicious foods, the exciting activities and special customs that go with them!

Readers will experience many Chinese festivities together with Little Mei and her family as they celebrate:
  • Chinese New Year. Fireworks at midnight, lion dancing and visiting with family members.
  • The Lantern Festival. A parade of lanterns to celebrate the first full moon.
  • Qingming Festival. Paying respects to departed loved ones by sweeping and tending to their graves.
  • The Dragon Boat Festival. Eating zongzi and dragon boat racing.
  • Festival of the Cow Herder and the Weaving Maiden. A Romantic story of the origin of Chinese Valentine's Day.
  • The Mid-autumn Festival. Families get together to make sweet mooncakes!
  • Double Ninth Festival. An autumn tradition where people climb mountains and drink a special tea to protect against danger, and visit elders to pay their respects.

The classic Chinese legends and poems in this colorful book will help children understand Chinese culture, and the recipes for tasty festival treats will delight those who love Chinese food.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Shanghai Press
Publish Date
March 10, 2012
7.5 X 0.6 X 8.7 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Sanmu Tang Studio was founded in 2003 in China's Shijiazhuang City. The studio's dedicated professional designers have a rich experience in illustration. Their work includes the recent Chinese Zodiac Animals.


"The book explains the stories behind most of these [Chinese] festivals and what is celebrated at each festival." --Crafty Moms Share blog
"...presents the most important and celebrated festivals of China, explaining the traditions, foods, activities and special customs that go with them." --BiculturalMama.com blog