Climate and Weather
Harbin is located in the temperate zone, it has continental climate and with long winters and short summers. It has annually average temperature 4C, annually average Rainfall precipitation of 600mm, concentrated on June, July and August.
Local Festivals and Folk Custom
Harbin Ice Festival
Harbin Ice Festival is held in Harbin annually. Usually falling on January 5 and lasting a month, the festival exerts a strong draw on both local residents and visitors. During the period of the Festival, The city boasts its neat, impressive and artistic ice and snow sculptures, carvings, and buildings in parks and on frozen rivers. World famous monuments like some grand cathedrals, pyramids, Potala Palace and the Great Wall are all carved out of ice, in spectacularly giant sizes! Some of them, embedded with colored lights, are designed for nighttime observation. Skiing and Ice sliding are popular activities in the occasion.
China Heilongjiang Forest Eco-rafting Festival
Period: July (yearly)
Location: Major rafting sections in the province
Activities: 10,000 people participating rafting; horse riding; angling and a few other leisure activities.
China Snow City Mudanjiang Snow Castle Tour
Period: January (yearly)
Location: Jiangxin Islet in Jiangbin Park, Mudanjiang
Activities: largescale folk-custom performance, on-the ice wedding, ice and snow entertainment.
Harbin Lolk Art Fair
Period: June 15 to 21
Location: Harbin Architectural Art Museum
Activities: Tree-root art works, stone sculptures, wood carvings, bronze wares, papercuttings, straw and willow products.