Public holidays in China
There are currently seven official public holidays in China. Each year's holidays are announced about three weeks before the start of the year by the General Office of the State Council. A notable fea...
Serfs Emancipation Day
Serf Liberation day (simplified Chinese: 西藏百万农奴解放纪念日; traditional Chinese: 西藏百萬農奴解放紀念日; pinyin: Bàiwàn Nóngnú Jiěfàng Jìnìan Rì), on March 28, is an annual holiday in the Tibet Autonomous ...
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese N...
Qixi Festival
The Qixi Festival (Chinese: 七夕節), also known as the Qiqiao Festival (Chinese: 乞巧節), is a Chinese festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology...
Duanwu Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival, also often known as the Tuen Ng or Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and statutory holiday originating in China.The festival now occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the...
Singles Day
Singles' Day or Guanggun Jie (Chinese: 光棍节; pinyin: Guānggùn Jié; Wade–Giles: Kuang-kun chieh; literally: "bare sticks holiday") is a day for people who are single, celebrated on Novem...
Traditional Chinese holidays
The traditional Chinese holidays are an essential part of harvests or prayer offerings. The most important Chinese holiday is the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), which is also celebrated in Korea,...
Shanghai Pride
Shanghai Pride (Chinese: 上海骄傲周; pinyin: Shànghǎi jiāo'ào zhōu) is an annual LGBT pride event that takes place in Shanghai, China. It was first held in 2009 and was significant in that it was f...
China National Maritime Day
China National Maritime Day, officially referred to as Maritime Day of China, also known as China Maritime Day, Maritime Day in China, Chinese: 中国航海日; pinyin: hanghairi, is celebrated July 11,...
60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China
The 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China took place on 1 October 2009. A military parade involving 10,000 troops and the display of many high-tech weapons was held in Tia...
Longtaitou Festival
The Longtaitou Festival (simplified Chinese: 龙抬头; traditional Chinese: 龍抬頭; pinyin: Lóng Táitóu), also known as the Eryueer Festival(二月二), is a traditional Chinese festival held on the sec...
Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese peoples. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese Han calendar and Vietnamese c...
National Day of the Republic of China
The National Day of the Republic of China (traditional Chinese: 國慶日; simplified Chinese: 国庆日; pinyin: Guóqìng Rì), also referred to as Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day (traditional Chine...
Dongzhi Festival
The Dōngzhì Festival or Winter Solstice Festival (Chinese: 冬至; pinyin: Dōngzhì; literally: "the extreme of Winter") is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and oth...
Miaohui
Miaohui, literally "Temple fair", also known in Chinese as 廟會/庙会 or 節場/节场, is a Chinese cultural gathering traditionally adjacent to temples. In modern times, Miaohui is usually held around the time o...
Public holidays in Hong Kong
Public holidays in Hong Kong are holidays designated by the Government of Hong Kong. They allow workers rest from work, usually in conjunction with special occasions.
Cold Food Festival
The Cold Food Festival or Hanshi Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated for three consecutive days starting the day before the Qingming Festival in the Chinese Calendar, which falls on A...
Nine Emperor Gods Festival
The Nine Emperor Gods Festival (Nine Emperor Gods: Chinese: 九皇爺; pinyin: Jiǔhuángyé; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Káu-ông-iâ; Cantonese: Kow Wong Yeh) is a nine-day Taoist celebration beginning on the eve ...
Shangsi Festival
Shangsi Festival (Chinese: 上巳节; pinyin: Shàngsì Jié), also known as the Double Third Festival (Chinese: 三月三), is an ancient Chinese festival celebrated on the third day of the third month ...
Qingming Festival
The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day or Ching Ming, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. This mak...
Golden Week (China)
The Golden Week (黄金周), in the mainland of the People's Republic of China, is the name given to a semi-annual 7-day national holiday, implemented in 2000:A third Golden Week holiday, which spanned May ...
National Day of the People's Republic of China
The National Day of the People's Republic of China (simplified Chinese: 国庆节; traditional Chinese: 國慶節; pinyin: guóqìng jié) is celebrated every year on October 1. It is a public holiday i...
Ghost Festival
The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival in modern day, Zhong Yuan Jie or Yu Lan Jie (traditional Chinese: 盂蘭節) is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in Asian countrie...
Hungry ghosts in Chinese religion
Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way.The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally "hungry...
Laba Festival
The Laba (simplified Chinese: 腊八; traditional Chinese: 臘八; literally: "Eighth of La") is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the eighth day of the La Month (or Layue 臘月), the twelf...
Double Ninth Festival
The Double Ninth Festival (Chung Yeung Festival in Hong Kong, Japanese: Chōyō (重陽), Vietnamese: Tết Trùng Cửu), observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar, is a trad...