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The customs and traditional festivals of Chinese are an important element of Chinese civilization. As an embodiment of traditions, different festivals, having survived the changes of time. Showcase the spirit of a nation and represent its culture, serving as a significant vehicle for passing down the distinctiveness of the culture. The seasonal holidays for Thai Chinese include Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Zhongyuan Festival (also known as Ghost Festival), Mid-Autumn Festival and the Winter Solstice Festival. Among Thai Chinese, the offerings play an important role in traditional festivals. During each festival, people would place different kinds of offerings on
the altars at home, which include various main dishes, side dishes, desserts, fresh fruits, beverages and some special offerings. Most of these offerings represent uniqueness and auspiciousness. This research introduces the history, celebrations and offering cultures of each Chinese traditional festival in chronological order, and also conducts comprehensive interviews with sinologists on the special offerings for each festival to examine the changes and development of special offerings, as well as its impact on cultural integration. The author aims to let the readers better understand the cultural integration between Chinese and Thais.