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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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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 Fact Sheet

Harbin is the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China, as well as the tenth most populated city in China. Located at 125° 42 - 130°10' East longitude and 44 °04 ' - 46 °40' North latitude, the city serves as a key political, economic, scientific, cultural and communications hub in Northeast China. Harbin is originally a Manchu word meaning "a place for drying fishing nets." It is known for its bitterly cold winters and is often called...

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Harbin International Beer Festival

Harbin, the first Chinese city to brew beer, boasts a beer culture of more than 100 years, has the most profound beer culture in China. It also ranks among the cities with the highest average per capita beer consumption in the world. Harbin City first launched the annual international beer festival in 2002. Since then, the festival is annually celebrated in the venue of the Harbin Ice and Snow World in July. During the festival, many top beer manufacturers from Germany, the...

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