When is Harbin ice festival 2021: Date, significance, and celebration

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Harbin Ice Festival is an annual winter fest that takes place in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. It is the largest ice and snow festival in the world. The Harbin Ice and snow festival is a celebration of winters brightly and colorfully with a spectacular theme every year.

Where is the Harbin ice and snow festival?

The 37th annual Harbin Snow and Ice Festival are happening in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin in Heilongjiang province. The first-ever Harbin Snow and Ice Festival took place in 1963. The celebration came to halt for a few years during the Cultural Revolution in China.

According to lonleyplanet.com, around 220,000 cubic meters of ice and snow are carved from the Songhua River to make ice works art each year, and they are moved with the help of a truck to the festival venue.

Beautiful ice sculptures are built every year, which sustain their form because of the low temperatures in Harbin during winter.

Harbin Ice festival 2021

“Officially, the opening ceremony of the festival is on January 5 and the festival lasts till late February”, as mentioned by chinahighlights.

The Harbin ice festival usually has activities like sledging, ice football, speed skating, ice hockey and alpine skiing competitions, but due to the Covid-19 outbreak, events and performances have been cancelled this time.

The people who are planning to visit can buy tickets to glance at the works of ice art but should be equipped with masks, and other gears. Visitors should also get their temperature measured and keep a social distance from others in the park. The festival will last until February 25 this year.

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Harbin Ice and snow festival venue

The main venue of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is Ice and Snow World. It is the world’s largest ice and snow amusement park. It has extremely beautiful ice sculptures at the time of the festival. People from around the world come to witness and be a part of the ice and snow festival every year.

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