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2023 China Public Holidays

2023 China Public Holidays

Written by Chris QuanUpdated Mar. 10, 2022

China has 7 public holidays in 2023. In this page, we will list these 7 national holidays and other observances.

2023 Date Holiday Name Holiday Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day January 1–3  
January 22 Spring Festival Jan.21-27 Chinese New Year, China's biggest festival
February 5 Lantern Festival / Enjoy lanterns, lantern riddles, eat tangyuan
March 8 Women's Day March 8 All adult females have half a day off.
April 5 Qingming Festival April 3-5 Tomb Sweeping Day
May 1 Labor Day April 30 - May 4 International Workers' Day
May 4 Youth Day May 4 Youths aged 14–28 years old have half a day off.
June 1 Children’s Day June 1 Children under 14 years of age have one day off.
June 22 Dragon Boat Festival June 22-24 Tuen Ng Festival
August 1 Army Day August 1 Soldiers in service have half a day off.
August 22 Qixi Festival / Observance, Chinese Valentine’s Day
August 30 Ghost Festival / Observance, a traditional festival for ancestor worship
September 29 Mid-Autumn Festival Sep. 29 - Oct. 1 Mooncake Festival
October 1 National Day October 1–7  Celebrates the founding of the PRC on 1 October 1949
October 23 Double Ninth Festival /  Observance, a day for the old — senior citizens’ day

Chinese New Year Holiday 2023

Chinese New Year holiday 2023 will last for seven days from January 21 to 27 (from Chinese New Year's Eve to the sixth day of the lunar calendar new year).

Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is the biggest and the most important festival in China. Chinese New Year 2023 will fall on Sunday, January 22nd, starting a year of the Rabbit.

Tips for China’s Holidays

  • Government offices and banks are shut on the public holidays but they will usually have some staff on duty.
  • Some businesses will keep running during the holidays. Most large malls, tourist attractions, public transport, hotels, and restaurants will open as usual, or even stay open longer.
  • During Chinese New Year, most establishments close for up to a week, except for some in the service sector, such as hotels and large restaurants.

Plan Your 2023 Holiday Trip

If you are planning a trip for your 2023 holiday, you can contact us. All our tours can be customized. We will create a trip for your vacation according to your group size, time, budget, interests, and other requirements.

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