Dali Holiday Calendar – January 2014

New Year’s Day – January 1

Celebrations held worldwide on January 1 as part of New Year’s Day.

Chinese New Year – January 31 to February 1

Click here to view our special packages for Chinese New Year 2014. Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday. In China, it is also known as the “Spring Festival”, which is the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve (the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar) to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year”.

Jizushan Festival – January 31 to February 21

According to legend, Jizushan was “Rooster sitting” place, and the rooster in Buddhism occupies a very important position. Rumor has it that in ancient times, in the East China Sea, there was a rooster on the top of a peach tree on a big mountain. When it sings, the world’s roosters all follow, and they “wake up” the day for the people. The rooster represents light, and Jizushan represents a bright world in Buddhism.