Chinese Culture

Dates of Significance

The following are dates of significance or public holidays in China. Some traditional events are based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar and, therefore, exact dates may vary each year.


  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Laba Festival (varies each year, usually in January)
  • Chinese New Year – Spring Festival (varies each year, usually in late January to early February and lasts for 15 days)
  • Lantern Festival (varies each year, usually in February to early March)
  • Women’s Day (8th of March)
  • Qingming Festival – Tomb-Sweeping Day (varies each year, usually in early April)
  • Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Children’s Day (1st of June)
  • Dragon Boat Festival (varies each year, usually in June)
  • Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party (1st of July)
  • Double Seventh Festival (varies each year, usually in August)
  • Mid-Autumn Festival (varies each year, usually in September to early October)
  • National Day (1st – 7th of October)
  • Chongyang Festival (varies each year, usually in October)
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