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Official Public Holidays in China, 2014

Public Holiday Calendar
China has seven legal holidays in a year, including New Year's Day, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Day and National Day. The table below provides detailed information of 2014 / 2015 / 2016 public holidays. Hope it can help you make a good plan of your China tour.

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Major Public Holiday Calendar

Name

Date

Legal Holidays

2014

2015

2016

New Year's Day

Jan. 1

1 day

Jan. 1 off

Jan. 1 - 3 off

Jan. 1 - 3 off

Spring Festival

subject to 
lunation

3 days

Jan. 31
(Jan. 31 - Feb. 6 off)

Feb. 19
(Feb. 19 - 25 off)

Feb. 8
(Feb. 8 - 14 off)

Qingming

Apr. 4 or 5

1 day

Apr. 5
(Apr. 5 - 7 off)

Apr. 5
(Apr. 4 - 6 off)

Apr. 4
(Apr. 2 - 4 off)

May Day

May 1

1 day

May 1 - 3 off

May 1 - 3 off

Apr. 30 - May 2 off

Dragon Boat

5th of 5th
lunar month

1 day

Jun. 2
(May 31 - Jun. 2 off)

Jun. 20
(Jun. 20 - 22 off)

Jun. 9
(Jun. 9 - 11 off)

Mid-Autumn Day

Aug. 15 of
lunar calendar

1 day

Sep. 8
(Sep. 6 - 8 off)

Sep. 27
(Sep. 26 - 28 off)

Sep. 15
(Sep. 15 - 17 off)

National Day

Oct. 1

3 days
(Oct. 1 - 3)

Oct. 1  - 7

Oct. 1  - 7

Oct. 1  - 7

At the above seven festivals, Chinese people can enjoy days off. Besides, they celebrate four other festivals on which some people have a half day off - Women's Day, Youth Day, Children's Day and Army Day. Many other galas and anniversaries are celebrated even without days off, such as Arbor Day and Teachers' Day.