China Public Holiday Schedule 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 2014 and 2015 Public Holiday Calendar
Holiday Name 2014 Date of Event 2015 Date of Event Day of the Week Statutory Holiday Dates 2014 Dates Summary
New Year's Day Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Wednesday 1 day Jan. 1 The beginning of a new year based on the Gregorian calendar.
Chinese New Year Jan.31 Feb.19 Friday 3 days Jan. 31 – Feb. 6 It is also called Spring Festival, and is the most important festival in China.
Qingming Festival Apr. 5 Apr. 5 Saturday 1 day 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 May. 1 Thursday 1 day May. 1 – 3. China's celebration of International Labor Day.
Dragon Boat Festival Jun. 2 Jun. 20 Monday 1 day 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 Sep. 8 Sep.27 Monday 1 day Sep. 6–8 A day for Chinese family reunions and a harvest festival in China.
National Day Oct. 1 Oct. 1 Wednesday 3 days Oct. 1 – 7 The celebration of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

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Q:sp Asked on 08:19 AM Sep. 02 2014 Reply
Hello I live in Wuhan, China I am working here for the next two years. I live near east lake (I think). I would love to see the mid-autumn day festival! Where would be a good place for me to go and see it?
Q:winsome Asked on 2:47 PM Sep. 07 2013 Reply
We are planning a trip on the 1 Dec.2013 to visit the Great Wall. Do you it will be covered with snow as it is the beginning of Winter?

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

Q:dadabhoy Asked on 0:40 PM Oct. 05 2011 Reply
is there any public holiday in P. R. China between 5 september to 8 september 2011
Hi Dadabhoy,

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