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Classic Operas

Local operas are a prized heritage of Suzhou, earning the Classic Operas title.

Hanshan Temple Bell Ringing Festival

The ancient Hanshan Temple in Suzhou is home to one of Chinas oldest and largest New Years festivals. In traditional Chinese culture, the stroke of midnight is celebrated by ringing the great bells of Buddhist temples.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Suzhou people taste delicious Suzhou-style moon cakes, burn joss sticks, light candles, set tables in courtyards, and offer red water chestnuts, white lotus roots, pomegranates, Chinese chestnuts and mooncakes to the Moon Goddess, to ask for a happy and healthy life.

Dragon Boat Festival

Like Chinese people in other parts of the country, Suzhou people eat Zongzi and hold dragon-boat races to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.

“Crushing Gods” Temple Fair

“Crushing Gods” is a traditional public activity, which is related to Lu Dongbing who is one of the Eight Immortals in Chinese legends.

International Tourism Festival

The International Tourism Festival in Suzhou is a grand tourism event including several programs which last one month.

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