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Public Holidays List

Holiday NameDateOff Days ScheduleRemarks

New Year's Day
元旦
Jan.1,2013 3 days,Jan.1-Jan.3Celebration on the beginning of a year based on the Gregorian calendar.

Spring Festival
春节
Feb.9,2013 7 days,Feb.9-Feb.15There are only seven days for the public holiday, but usually Chinese people celebrates Chinese new year for 15 days. In 2013, it will be celebrated from Feb 9,2013 (Chinese New Year's Eve) to February 24,2013 (Lantern Festival)

Lantern Festival
元宵节
Feb.24,2013 ,No days offThe Lantern Festival (also known as the Yuanxiao Festival or Shangyuan Festival in China); is a festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year in the Chinese calendar, the last day of the lunisolar Chinese New Year celebration.

Women's Day
妇女节
March 8,2013 ,Half day off for womenChinese government designated it as a national holiday for women who are rewarded with a half day holiday on Mar. 8th.

Arbor Day
植树节
March 12,2013 ,No days offChinese citizens actively plant trees as their legal obligation. The ecological condition is improved a lot by their efforts.

Qingming Festival
清明节
Apr.4,2013 3 days,Apr.4-Apr.6It is one of the 24 Chinese solar terms, and also a festival for Chinese people to commemorate the dead.

May Day
劳动节
May 1,2013 3 days,Apr.29-May 1It is a celebration of the International Labor Day in China.

Youth Day
青年节
May 4,2013 ,Half day off for the youth over 14 yearsSchools usually organize social events for students or sodalities for students communicating with each other on that day.

Children's Day
儿童节
June 1,2013 ,1 day off for children under 13 yearsEvery year, when the day comes, the whole nation is full of children's smiling faces, songs and great joy in China.?

Dragon Boat Festival
端午节
Jun.12,2013 3 days,Jun.10-Jun.12It is a traditional festival for dragon boat racing and eating rice-dumplings(zong zi).

Anniversary of the Founding of CPC
共产党诞辰
July 1,2013 ,No days offIn May, 1938, Chairman Mao suggested that July 1st be the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party to mark the first central committee of the Communist Party of China held in July 1921.

Army Day
建军节
Aug. 1, 2013 ,Half day off for active duty military personnelFalling on Aug. 1st, Amy Day is set aside to commemorate the contribution that the PLA has made to China both past and present.

Double Seventh Festival
七夕
Aug. 13, 2013 ,No days offThe Double Seventh Festival, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, It has sometimes been called Chinese Valentine's Day

Teacher's Day
教师节
Sept.10, 2013 ,No days offTeachers are praised as the engineers of human spirit. In order to carry forward the fine tradition of respecting teachers and valuing education, the Chinese Government designated that Teachers' Day fall on September 10th every year.

Mid-Autumn Festival
中秋节
Sept.19,2013 3 days,Sept.19-Sept.21A traditional festival for people to get together with their families, appreciating the full moon and eating delicious mooncakes.

National Holiday
国庆节
Oct.1, 2013 7 days,Oct.1-Oct.7The cerebration on the founding of new P.R. China.

Double Ninth Festival
重阳节
Oct. 23, 2013 ,In 1989, the Chinese government decided the Double Ninth Festival as Seniors' Day.

Journalists' Day
Nov. 8,2013 ,No days offFalling on November 8th, Journalists' Day is set up to praise the hard work of journalists.

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