Chinese Public Holidays

Chinese Public Holidays

When planning your trip to Beijing, whether for pleasure, Business etc. don’t forget to find out about the date of various Public holidays in China. For instance holidays like New Year’s Day which falls on January, Spring Festival also known as Chinese New Year, Qingming Festival, Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day.

During this time all Chinese people are on vacation, most government institutions remain closed while banks provide limited services.

See below the list of national holidays in China to help you plan your trip

Chinese Public Holidays Calendar for 2013-2013

Festival Date Days Note
New Year's Day Jan.1 1 Celebrated the same as western countries Jan.1 Jan.1
Chinese New Year/ Spring Festival Based on Lunner Calendar 3 The most important and widely celebrated festival in China Feb.3 Feb.23
Qingming Festival Apr.4-5 1 Qing Ming or Tomb Sweeping Day or Clear Bright Festival- Is a festival for Chinese people to remember and honour their ancestors at grave sites. Apr.5 Apr.5
Labor Day May 1 1 Celebrated the same way as Western Countries Apr.30-May 2 May 1-3
Dragon Boat Festival the 5th day of the 5th lunar month 1 Dragon Boat Festival also known as Duanwu or Dumpling Festival is a traditional festival for boat racing, eating zongzi,and drinking of realgar wine. Jun. 6. Jun.23
Mid-Autumn Day Aug. 15 according to the lunar calendar 1 The festival which also known as Mooncake Festival , is a special occasion for Chinese family members and friends gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, drink chinese tea, and eat moon cakes and pomelos under the moon together. Sep. 12 Sep.30
National Day Oct.1 3 The National Day is celebration of the founding day of People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square Oct.1-7 Oct 1-7