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 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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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: http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/ Lussie Lu Replied on 01:20 AM Jul. 14 2014
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
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.
Regards,Coco Yang Replied on 02:20 AM Jun. 04 2014
There might be lots of visitors in these days, so it is up to you. Lussie Lu Replied on 09:31 AM Apr. 25 2014