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:BBKarki Asked on 04:14 AM Aug. 09 2014 Reply
Hi m going to tianjin on sep 10. Need to get admission in tianjin medical college. Will it be holidys on sep 10, sep 11, sep 12?
Dear BBKarki,

You could go there during those periods. Lussie Lu Replied on 02:13 AM Aug. 11 2014

Q:Peter Walsh Asked on 3:53 PM Jul. 12 2014 Reply
Xian - Beijing by train,from Xian North - Beijing West, 15th September ,returning 30th September,any foreseeable problems on these dates of travel
Dear Peter,

This is an early booking, we've not got any news of changes. You could book it on our website, our travel adviser will inform you in advance if there is any news. Please click: Lussie Lu Replied on 01:20 AM Jul. 14 2014

Q:Alyssa Asked on 10:27 AM Jun. 08 2014 Reply
We are planning a trip to Beijing in the fall. Would it be better to go September 5-9, 2014 or October 9-13? During the Mid-Autumn festival in September, will the shops & tourist places, like the Great Wall, Forbidden City, etc be open? If so, will it be very crowded? Are there anything we shou...
Dear Alyssa,

During that periods you mentioned it is high season for travelling, there will be lots of tourists in the attractions. It is comfortable for visiting. The shops and attractions are available. Lussie Lu Replied on 9:45 PM Jun. 09 2014

Q:Eti Asked on 01:44 AM Jun. 04 2014 Reply
We are going to china on the 1st of October we already booked the flights and the hotel is it a problem? We will be 2 days ib Beijing and then Shanghai and is the shops open these days?


Welcome to China. Yes, the shops will be still open for that time. Actually, from October 1 to 7 is China National Day's holiday and it is one if the best selling seasons.

Would you need any sightseeing service to the great wall, forbidden city or others in Shanghai?

If anything, jsut feel free to let us know.



Coco Yang Replied on 02:20 AM Jun. 04 2014
Q:lajada Asked on 7:36 PM May. 08 2014 Reply
Hi I''m going to Hong Kong on the 1st of June will the shops be opening! Thanks a lot!
Yes, the shops are opening. Lussie Lu Replied on 10:52 PM May. 08 2014