Most public holidays in China are traditional holidays. This country only celebrates two international holidays i.e. New Year and May Day.
The government in China will usually release the official calendar consisting the dates of public holidays for next year near the end of the year. Therefore, Chinese people can adjust the calendar with their own schedule.
Some of the China public holiday 2013 will fall on Saturday and Sunday. It is natural since many people in China work seven days a week. In this case, a holiday in Saturday or Sunday will be just fine.
The list of public holidays in China for the year of 2013 is provided below. Yet, the information on the list is an estimation, so the data may not be accurate.
China Public Holiday 2013
International New Year’s Day
Celebrating the 1st day of the 1st month of the year in Western calendar
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Spring Festival, Chinese/Lunar New Year 2013
The largest and most important festival for Chinese people. It begins on the 1st day of the 1st month in the Chinese Lunar calendar and ends with the Lunar Festival celebrated on the 15th day of the first month.
1st day of 1st lunar month
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Sunday, 10 February 2013
Monday, 11 February 2013
Qing Ming / Tomb Sweeping Day / Clear Bright Festival
Qing Ming Jie is a Chinese festival to honor the ancestors. During Qing Ming, Chinese people usually visits the grave sites to clean and sweep the tombs of their ancestors.
Thursday, 4 April 2013
China Labour Day / May Day / International Worker’s Day 2013
Unlike any other countries, China celebrates May Day for 3 consequent days every year. May Day used to be celebrated for 1 week long in China, but it is shortened to just 3 days since the major China holiday reform in 2008.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Friday, 3 May 2013
Duanwu Festival / Dragon Boat Festival / Dumpling Festival 2013
Duanwu Festival is celebrated to commemorate the sacrifice of a legendary Chinese poet, Qu Yuan, who drowned himself as an attempt to oppose the rulers and stop corruption. It is celebrated by Chinese people as well as people of Chinese origins in certain Asian countries.
5th day of the 5th month on the Chinese lunar calendar
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival / Lantern Festival 2013
Mid-Autumn Festival is a famous harvest festival when Chinese and Chinese descendants people gather with all family members to watch the bright full moon while eat moon cakes, rectangular pastries with various kinds of fillings, and drink Chinese tea together. It is a public holiday in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
15th day of the 8th lunar moon in Chinese Calendar
Thursday, 19 September 2013
National Day of People’s Republic of China 2013
National Day is celebrated to commemorate the founding day of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The celebration usually goes for 3 days in a row each year.
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Two ‘Golden Weeks’ – a whole week holiday – occurs in China every year. Just like the previous years, the Golden Week in China Public Holiday 2013 will happen during the Spring Festival and the National Day. The government regulate 3 legal days of holiday for each event, but the workers will usually get a whole week holiday.
Happy China holidays 2013!
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