Kashgar Festivals and Events

Lesser Bairam

It is the end of the month of Ramadan. Ramadan refers to the 9th month of the Muslim year when Muslims do not eat or drink between dawn and sunset. During the Ramadan, Muslims are required to restrain all desires and cut off all the evil thoughts to show their earnest beliefs to Allah. The atmosphere of Ramadan is solemn and majestic. Such a life lasts for a month.

Corban Festival

The festival falls in December 10 in the Islamic calendar. Corban means “livestock sacrifice offering” in Arabic and it is also called “Eid-ul-adha”. it is a grand religious festival of beyond 10 nationalities in China like the Uygur, Kazak, Uzbekistan, Tatar, Tajik, Kirgiz, Salar, Dongxiang, Bao’an nationality, etc.

The main activities and events of the special ceremony and animal sacrificing. Muslims gather in the grand mosque or public places to hold grand ceremonies and celebrations. Generally, Muslims prepare the livestock to slaughter before the festival and these livestock must be healthy, mainly for camels, cattle and lambs. And then Muslims hand out them to their relatives and to three poor and some for themselves. Besides, Muslims also prepare other snacks and dishes. During the festival, people would wear splendid clothes and visit other around and greet each other. The festival sees five days of holiday.


In addition to feel the festival feeling and culture, you could go somewhere with local flavor.

Kashgar Ga’er Old Teahouse
Located on Wusitangboyi Road, it is a teahouse with hundreds of years’ history. It is a place that gathers local people drinking, talking and sometimes singing while talking. Sitting there to eat some snacks, drink some tea and feel the life of local people. It is a good place to visit and feel.

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