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 2014 Public Holiday Calendar|
|Holiday Name||Date of Event||Day of the Week||Statutory Holiday Dates||2014 Dates||Summary|
|New Year's Day||Jan. 1||Wednesday||1 day||Jan. 1||The beginning of a new year based on the Gregorian calendar.|
|Chinese New Year||Jan.31||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||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||Thursday||1 day||May. 1 – 3.||China's celebration of International Labor Day.|
|Dragon Boat Festival||Jun. 2||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||Monday||1 day||Sep. 6–8||A day for Chinese family reunions and a harvest festival in China.|
|National Day||Oct. 1||Wednesday||3 days||Oct. 1 – 7||The celebration of the founding of the People's Republic of China.|
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In general, the shops open from 8:00am to 17:00pm every day, but during Chinese Spring Festival, most of them will be closed. Lussie Lu Replied on 01:06 AM Dec. 24 2013
You may work from April 28 to Aril 30, and 3 days holiday from May 1 to May 3, and then start to work from May 4 to 9.
Nancy Deng Replied on 03:46 AM Nov. 15 2013
The shops and the attractions are opened as usual from January 1st to 3rd.
Ruby Zhao Replied on 02:40 AM Oct. 21 2013
Since also national holiday for Mid-Autumn Day from Sep. 19 to Sep. 21, some people start travelling since Sep. 19. During Sep. 27 to Sep. 30, there won't be as many crowds as during first week of October, but it's still the peak season for travelling.
Nora Ou Replied on 10:12 PM Sep. 09 2013
Most schools in China have Summer holiday and Winter holiday every year. The Summer holiday usually stars from July and end in August, last 40-45 days. And Winter holiday may last 20 days which cover Chinese Spring Festival. The Winter holiday in 2014 may starts from middle of January, 2014.
Nancy Deng Replied on 03:35 AM Sep. 07 2013