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Chinese Public Holidays


China is one of the most festive countries in the world due to it’s long and colorful history. Different towns, regions and provinces have their fair share of festivals, celebrations and feasts that are a attraction for both foreign and local tourists. Chinese people legally enjoy over 115 days off including 104 days of weekends and 11 days of festivals. Employees have 5 to 15 days of paid annual leave. Students and teachers have summer and winter vacations for about three months. The summer vacation in China generally starts around July 1st and ends around August 31st, and the winter vacation usually falls on January or February according to the date of the Spring Festival. China has 7 legal holidays in a year, including New Year's Day, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day. At the festivals, all Chinese people will be on vacation.


2013 Chinese Public Holidays Schedule



English Name

Chinese Name



New Year


1 day

Jan, 1st 2013

Spring Festival


 3 days

Feb, 9th -11th 2013

Qingming Festival


1 day

April, 4th 2013

Labor Day


1 day

May, 1st  2013

Dragon Boat Festival


1 day

June, 12th 2013

Mid-Autumn Festival


1 day

         Sept, 19th  2013

The National Day


3 days

Oct, 1st – 3rd 2013