China Public Holidays 2014 list.
China public holidays are mostly made of traditional festivals. Some holidays even dates back to pre-Civil war era. New Year’s Day and May Day are the only international holidays celebrated in China as public holidays. The list of China public holidays 2014 is available below. Some holidays fall on Saturday or Sunday; and it is normal since people in China have seven workdays.
Please note that this is not the official 2014 China public holidays calendar. The China government will usually announce the official China holidays dates before the closing of the preceding year (in this case by the end of 2013). China 2014 public holidays calendar presented here is only an estimate.
List of China Public Holidays 2014
Celebrates the first day of the first month in Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Spring Festival / Chinese Lunar New Year
Celebrates the first day of the first month in Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China. The festival begins on the first day of the first Chinese lunar month and ends with Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Friday, 31 January 2014
Saturday, 1 February 2014
Qing Ming / Tomb Sweeping Day / Clear Bright Festival
Qing Ming Jie is a Chinese festival to remember and honor the ancestors at grave sites.
Saturday, 5 April 2014
China Labour Day / May Day
Labour Day is celebrated on May 1st in China to commemorate the achievement and perseverance of workers. May Day used to be a week-long holidays in China, but it is shortened to a 3-day holidays.
Thursday, 1 May 2014
Friday, 2 May 2014
Saturday, 3 May 2014
Duanwu Festival / Dragon Boat Festival / Dumpling Festival
Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the sacrifice of Qu Yuan, a legendary Chinese poet, who drowned himself to oppose the rulers and stop corruption. It is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th Chinese lunar month. Thus, the holiday is also known as Double Fifth Festival.
Monday, 2 June 2014
Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival / Lantern Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival 2014
Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people and Chinese descendants. On this day, Chinese people will gather with family to watch the bright full-moon while eating mooncakes and drinking tea. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month in Chinese lunar calendar.
Monday, 8 September 2014
National Day of the People’s Republic of China
PRC National Day 2014
National Day of the People’s Republic of China commemorates the founding day of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The celebration lasts for 3 days and begins with a ceremony at Tiananment Square.
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Friday, 3 October 2014
There are two Golden Weeks when people may enjoy a whole week holiday in China. The Golden Week in China public holidays 2014 occurs during Spring Festival Week and National Holidays Week. The official holidays for Spring Festival and National Day last for 3 days, yet many people are granted a whole week day off. Many people in China use the holidays to go abroad or travel around the country.
Enjoy China Public holidays 2014!