This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in China. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 4 Monday Chinese New Year's Eve Public holiday

The day or evening before the Chinese New Year day with the annual reunion dinner.

February 5 Tuesday Chinese New Year's Day Public holiday

Also known as the Spring Festival is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

February 6 Wednesday Chinese New Year Holiday 2 Public holiday

On the 2nd day of the Chinese New Year married daughters visited their birth parents, relatives and close friends.

February 7 Thursday Chinese New Year Holiday 3 Public holiday

3rd day of the Chinese New Year.

February 8 Friday Chinese New Year Holiday 4 Public holiday

4th day of the Chinese New Year.

February 9 Saturday Chinese New Year Holiday 5 Public holiday

5th day of the Chinese New Year.

February 10 Sunday Chinese New Year Holiday 6 Public holiday

6th day of the Chinese New Year.

February 19 Tuesday Lantern Festival Observance

A Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar.

March 8 Friday International Women's Day Observance

It is a day that celebrates womanhood and also women's solidarity in the struggle for emancipation.

March 12 Tuesday Arbor Day Observance

It's a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. March 12th in China

April 5 Friday Qingming Festival Public holiday

It's a traditional Chinese festival which falls on the first day of the fifth solar term of the Chinese lunisolar calendar.This day is for paying homage to the ancestors, visiting their graves.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

June 1 Saturday Children's Day Observance

A day recognized to celebrate children.

June 7 Friday Dragon Boat Festival Public holiday

Traditional holiday originating in China, commemorating fealty and filial piety. It occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

August 7 Wednesday Chinese Valentine's Day Observance

The "Chinese Valentine's Day" is the Qixi Festival, celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. It commemorates a day on which a legendary cowherder and weaving maid are allowed to be together.

September 10 Tuesday Teachers' Day Observance

It's a special day for the appreciation of teachers. Falls on September 10th in China

September 13 Friday Mid-Autumn Festival Public holiday

A harvest festival celebrated, notably by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese peoples.The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night

October 1 Tuesday National Day Public holiday

The Day of formation of the People's Republic of China, China's main state holiday

October 2 Wednesday National Day Golden Week holiday 2 Public holiday

Additional day-off for the National Day of China.

October 3 Thursday National Day Golden Week holiday 3 Public holiday

Additional day-off for the National Day of China.

October 7 Monday Double Ninth Festival Observance

A traditional Chinese holiday observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Observance

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Countries such as Japan or China, where Christmas is popular despite there being only a small number of Christians, have adopted many of the secular aspects of Christmas, such as gift-giving, decorations, and Christmas trees.

Holidays in China in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in China. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 4 Monday Chinese New Year's Eve Public holiday

The day or evening before the Chinese New Year day with the annual reunion dinner.

February 5 Tuesday Chinese New Year's Day Public holiday

Also known as the Spring Festival is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

February 6 Wednesday Chinese New Year Holiday 2 Public holiday

On the 2nd day of the Chinese New Year married daughters visited their birth parents, relatives and close friends.

February 7 Thursday Chinese New Year Holiday 3 Public holiday

3rd day of the Chinese New Year.

February 8 Friday Chinese New Year Holiday 4 Public holiday

4th day of the Chinese New Year.

February 9 Saturday Chinese New Year Holiday 5 Public holiday

5th day of the Chinese New Year.

February 10 Sunday Chinese New Year Holiday 6 Public holiday

6th day of the Chinese New Year.

February 19 Tuesday Lantern Festival Observance

A Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar.

March 8 Friday International Women's Day Observance

It is a day that celebrates womanhood and also women's solidarity in the struggle for emancipation.

March 12 Tuesday Arbor Day Observance

It's a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. March 12th in China

April 5 Friday Qingming Festival Public holiday

It's a traditional Chinese festival which falls on the first day of the fifth solar term of the Chinese lunisolar calendar.This day is for paying homage to the ancestors, visiting their graves.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

June 1 Saturday Children's Day Observance

A day recognized to celebrate children.

June 7 Friday Dragon Boat Festival Public holiday

Traditional holiday originating in China, commemorating fealty and filial piety. It occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

August 7 Wednesday Chinese Valentine's Day Observance

The "Chinese Valentine's Day" is the Qixi Festival, celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. It commemorates a day on which a legendary cowherder and weaving maid are allowed to be together.

September 10 Tuesday Teachers' Day Observance

It's a special day for the appreciation of teachers. Falls on September 10th in China

September 13 Friday Mid-Autumn Festival Public holiday

A harvest festival celebrated, notably by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese peoples.The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night

October 1 Tuesday National Day Public holiday

The Day of formation of the People's Republic of China, China's main state holiday

October 2 Wednesday National Day Golden Week holiday 2 Public holiday

Additional day-off for the National Day of China.

October 3 Thursday National Day Golden Week holiday 3 Public holiday

Additional day-off for the National Day of China.

October 7 Monday Double Ninth Festival Observance

A traditional Chinese holiday observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Observance

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Countries such as Japan or China, where Christmas is popular despite there being only a small number of Christians, have adopted many of the secular aspects of Christmas, such as gift-giving, decorations, and Christmas trees.

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