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Harbin Ice Festival Facts

The Harbin Ice Festival is one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals, along with Japan's Sapporo Snow Festival, Canada's Quebec City Winter Carnival, and Norway's Ski Festival. The below is a list of facts about the festival for your info. Official Name in China: China•Harbin International Ice and Snow FestivalTranslated Name in Wikipedia: Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalSimple Names by Tourists: Harbin Ice Festival, Harbin Snow Festival...

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Harbin Ice Festival 2016 Dates

The official opening date of the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (or shortly Harbin Ice Festival 2016) will be in the evening of January 5, 2016. Organized by China National Tourism Administration, Heilingjiang Provincial Government and Harbin Municipal Government, the event will last to the end of February, 2016. It will only have opening ceremony and have no closing ceremony. The opening ceremony will take place in Harbin International Exhibition Center...

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Harbin Ice Festival 2017 Dates

The official opening date of the 33rd Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (commonly known as Harbin Ice Festival) will be on January 5, 2017. Organized by Heilingjiang Provincial Government, Harbin Municipal Government and  China National Tourism Administration, the event will last to the end of February, 2017. The opening ceremony will be held in Harbin International Exhibition Center & City Stadium in the evening of January 5. A big firework displa...

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2019 Harbin-China Ice Festival Dates, Events & Activities

The official opening date of the 35th Harbin China International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (commonly Harbin Ice Festival 2019) is on January 5, 2019. Sponsored by Heilongjiang Provincial Government, Harbin Municipal Government, China National Tourism Administration and some China travel companies, the great celebration will last to the end of February, 2019. It will last to early March of 2019 if weather permits. The opening ceremony will be held in Harbin International...

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Origin and History of Harbin Ice Festival

Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, shortly, Harbin Ice Festival was called and originated from local Harbiner traditional ice lantern show garden party (aka ice lantern fair) in winter. Its history can be dated back to last century. From 1978 to 1982, many tourists flocked to Harbin to see the ice lanterns, more and more local people began to enjoy some winter activities, such as skating, snow skiing, sledding, ice sailing, winter swimming , and they held...

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Harbin Ice Festival 2018 Dates

The official opening date of the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (Harbin Ice Festival 2018) is on January 5, 2018.Organized by Heilongjiang Provincial Government, Harbin Municipal Government and  China National Tourism Administration, the great celebration will last to the end of February, 2018. The opening ceremony will be held in Harbin International Exhibition Center & City Stadium in the evening of January 5. A big firework display will come...

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Songhua River

The Songhua River (Chinese pinyin: Sōnghuā Jiāng) is the largest tributary of the Heilong River. It ranks the fifth longest river in China, runs about 1,897 kilometers long and covers a drainage area of 545,600 square kilometers. The source of the river is a crater lake called Heavenly Lake with an elevation of 2,189 meters at the top of the Changbai Mountain, which borders North Korea in China’s Jilin Province. The water falls down from the Heavenly Lake and forms a waterfal...

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Harbin Ice Festival 2020 Activities and Events

More than 100 activities and events will be held in Harbin city for celebrating the 36th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in 2020. The activities and events fall into several categories, namely ice and snow tourism, ice and snow culture, ice and snow fashion culture, ice and snow trade, and  ice & snow sports. The activities and events for ice and snow tourism including the 21st Harbin Ice and Snow World, 32nd Harbin China Sun Island International...

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