Public Holidays

Public holidays in China

In China, all western holidays are well known, but with the exception of New Year's Day, there are no public holidays. Due to the lack of publicity, Christian holidays have been pushed into the background, even in public life.

The traditional and most important events of the year are not calculated according to the Gregorian calendar, but according to the Chinese lunar calendar, which is also often called the "peasant calendar".

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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

Jan. 1stNew Year’s Day
March 8thWomen's Day (regional only)
March 12thArbor Day
May 4thYouth Day (regional only)
June 1stChildren's day (regional only)
July 1stFoundation Day of the Communist Party
July 11thDay of the Sea
Aug. 1stFoundation Day of the People's Liberation Army
Sept. 10thTeacher's Day (regional only)
Oct. 1stNational holiday (3 days off)
Dec. 25thChristmas Day

Moving Holidays in China

Lunar New Year's DayFeb. 1stJan. 22ndFeb. 10thJan. 29thFeb. 17th
Lantern FestivalFeb. 15thFeb. 5thFeb. 24thFeb. 12thMarch 3rd
Zhonghe FestivalMarch 4thFeb. 21stMarch 11thMarch 1stMarch 20th
Tomb-SweepingApril 5thApril 5thApril 4thApril 4thApril 5th
Good FridayApril 15thApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rd
Easter SundayApril 17thApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5th
Easter MondayApril 18thApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6th
Labour DayMay 1stMay 1stMay 1stMay 1stMay 1st
Buddha's BirthdayMay 8thMay 26thMay 15thMay 5thMay 24th
Mother's DayMay 8thMay 14thMay 12thMay 11thMay 10th
Dragon Boat FestivalJune 3rdJune 22ndJune 10thMay 31stJune 19th
Father's DayJune 19thJune 18thJune 16thJune 15thJune 21st
Feast of loversAug. 4thAug. 22ndAug. 10thAug. 29thAug. 19th
Ghost FestivalAug. 12thAug. 30thAug. 18thSept. 6thAug. 27th
Mid-Autumn FestivalSept. 10thSept. 29thSept. 17thOct. 6thSept. 25th
Confucius' BirthdaySept. 20thOct. 9thSept. 27thOct. 16thOct. 5th
Chongyang FestivalOct. 4thOct. 23rdOct. 11thOct. 29thOct. 18th
Winter SolsticeDec. 22ndDec. 22ndDec. 21stDec. 21stDec. 22nd
Laba FeastDec. 30thJan. 18thJan. 7thJan. 26thJan. 15th

For all holidays, please note that although our table shows the dates of the respective holidays, the corresponding non-working days may occasionally differ. For example, the Chinese government determines for each year when the national holiday is celebrated. In 2021, this is not on October 1, but on October 10 and 11. Also on other holidays, bridge days or weekends are often "shifted" to allow longer vacation periods or to compensate for missing working days.
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