China Public Holiday Schedule 2013/2014
There are seven official holidays in China. Five of these are three-day holidays. There are two week-long national holidays in China: Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, in January or February, and National Day holiday, which is the first week of October.
A unique feature of Chinese holidays is that weekends, which are usually days off for office workers, are worked if there is a public holiday that week. For example if Monday to Wednesday was a public holiday then the weekend before would be worked, so the statutory holiday is effectively only one day.
Only Hong Kong and Macau have public holidays for Christmas.
|China's 2013 and 2014 Public Holiday Calendar|
|Holiday Name||Date of Event||Statutory Holiday Dates||2013 Dates||Expected 2014 Dates||Summary|
|New Year's Day||Jan. 1||1 day||Jan. 1 – 3||Dec. 30, 2013 – Jan. 1, 2014||The beginning of a new year based on the Gregorian calendar.|
|Chinese New Year||2013: Feb. 10, 2014: Jan.31||3 days||Feb. 9 – 15||Jan. 30 – Feb. 5||It is also called Spring Festival, and is the most important festival in China.|
|Qingming Festival||2013: Apr. 4, 2014: Apr. 5||1 day||Apr. 4 – 6||Apr. 5 – 7||Beginning one of the 24 Chinese solar terms in China, it is also called Tomb Sweeping Day, and is for commemorating the dead.|
|May Day||May 1||1 day||Apr. 29 – May 1.||May. 1 – 3.||China's celebration of International Labor Day.|
|Dragon Boat Festival||2013: Jun. 12, 2014, Jun. 2||1 day||May. 10 – Jun. 12.||May. 31 – Jun. 2.||A traditional Chinese festival with activities such as dragon boat racing and eating zongzi (sticky rice wrapped in leaves).|
|Mid-Autumn Day||2013: Sep. 19, 2014: Sep. 8||1 day||Sep. 19 – 21||Sep. 6–8||A day for Chinese family reunions and a harvest festival in China.|
|National Day||Oct. 1||3 days||Oct. 1 – 7||Oct. 1 – 7||The celebration of the founding of the People's Republic of China.|
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Hi winsome, it is hard to tell if it will be covered by snow but it is possible. Good luck with you.
Simon Huang Replied on 10:28 PM Sep. 07 2013
No, there are no public holidays in China between the dates you mentioned. It is wise to avoid public holidays when travelling in China. Candy Wei Replied on 01:26 AM Oct. 06 2011