Chinese Holidays

Chinese holidays are celebrated by over a billion people, in China and amongst Chinese communities across the world. Fun fact: Chinese holidays swap weekends with the weekdays next to the holiday, effecting a longer holiday period for workers.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Feb. 16

Chinese New YearInternationalWorld

Apr. 20

Chinese Language DayEducationWorld

Where did Chinese holidays come from?

Chinese holidays encompass a mixture of socialist, traditional, seasonal, and ecological holidays. Some, like People's Liberation Army Day (Aug 1), are tied to historical events. Others, like Spring Festival, mark the passing of the year according to the Chinese calendar.

How to submit a Chinese holiday

Are we missing a holiday on the Chinese calendar? Please shoot us a message on our Submit page, and let us know a little about the history and cultural significance of the day or festival. Thank you for helping us make National Today as comprehensive as possible!

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