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Festivals and Holidays

There are lots of traditional festivals and holidays in China, and Beijingers observe them all and enjoy them to the fullest. Most are marked by getting together with the family, eating, drinking, and general merry-making just like any-where else. Besides the traditional Chinese holidays like Spring Festival, nowadays many young people celebrate western holidays like Christmas and Halloween. These are not formally observed, but it is a good excuse to party and lots of bars and hotels have special activities during these holidays.