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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