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 Name2014 Date of Event2015 Date of EventDay of the WeekStatutory Holiday Dates2014 DatesSummary
New Year's DayJan. 1Jan. 1Wednesday1 dayJan. 1The beginning of a new year based on the Gregorian calendar.
Chinese New YearJan.31Feb.19Friday3 daysJan. 31 – Feb. 6It is also called Spring Festival, and is the most important festival in China.
Qingming FestivalApr. 5Apr. 5Saturday1 dayApr. 5 – 7Beginning one of the 24 Chinese solar terms in China, it is also called Tomb Sweeping Day, and is for commemorating the dead.
May DayMay. 1May. 1Thursday1 dayMay. 1 – 3.China's celebration of International Labor Day.
Dragon Boat FestivalJun. 2Jun. 20Monday1 dayMay. 31 – Jun. 2.A traditional Chinese festival with activities such as dragon boat racing and eating zongzi (sticky rice wrapped in leaves).
Mid-Autumn DaySep. 8Sep.27Monday1 daySep. 6–8A day for Chinese family reunions and a harvest festival in China.
National DayOct. 1Oct. 1Wednesday3 daysOct. 1 – 7The celebration of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

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