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China has 7 legal festivals in a year, on which all Chinese people will be on vacation. They are New Year's Day, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day.

Some people have a half day off on the following four holidays or anniversaries including Women's Day, Youth Day, Children's Day and Army Day of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Women have half day off on Women's Day. Young people over 14 years of age have a half day off on Youth Day. Children under 14 years old have a day off on Children's Day. Active members of the army have a half-day holiday on Army Day.

People celebrate many other festivals but they do not have time off: Arbor Day, International Nurses' Day,Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party, Teachers' Day and Journalists' Day.

2013 / 2014 / 2015 Chinese Public Holiday Calendar

Festival

Date

Legal Holidays

2013

2014

2015

New Year's Day

Jan. 1

1 day

Jan. 1 - 3, 2013

Jan. 1 - 3, 2014

Jan. 1 - 3, 2015

Spring Festival

subject to the lunation

3 days (the last day of the last lunar month and the first and second days of the first lunar month)

It falls on Feb. 10, 2013.
The holiday is from Feb. 9 to 15.

It falls on Jan. 31, 2014. The holiday is from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5.

It falls on Feb. 19, 2015. The holiday is from Feb. 18 to 24.

Women's Day

Mar. 8

half day for women

half day of Mar. 8

half day of Mar. 8

half day of Mar. 8

Arbor Day

Mar. 12

no days off

no holiday

no holiday

no holiday

Qingming Festival

Apr. 4 or 5

1 day

It falls on Apr. 4, 2013. The holiday is from Apr. 4 to 6.

It falls on Apr. 5, 2014. The holiday is from Apr. 4 to 6.

It falls on Apr. 5, 2015. The holiday is from Apr. 4 to 6.

May Day

May 1

1 day

Apr. 29 - May 1, 2013

May 1 - 3, 2014

May 1 - 3, 2015

Youth Day

May 4

half day for youth above 14 years old

half day of May 4

half day of May 4

half day of May 4

International Nurse Day

May 12

no days off

no day-off

no day-off

no day-off

Children's Day

Jun. 1

1 day for children under 13 years old

Jun. 1, 2013

Jun. 1, 2014

Jun. 1, 2015

Dragon Boat Festival

the 5th day of the 5th lunar month

1 day

It falls on Jun. 12, 2013. The 
holiday is from Jun. 10 to 12.

It falls on Jun. 2, 2014. The 
holiday is from May 31 to Jun. 2.

It falls on Jun. 20, 2015. The 
holiday is from Jun. 20 to 22.

Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party

Jul. 1

no days off

no day-off

no day-off

no day-off

Army Day of the Chinese People's Liberation Army

Aug. 1

half day for active army

half day of Aug. 1

half day of Aug. 1

half day of Aug. 1

Teachers' Day

Sep. 10

no days off

no day-off

no day-off

no day-off

Mid-Autumn Day

Aug. 15 according to the lunar calendar

1 day

It falls on Sep. 19, 2013. The holiday is from Sep. 19 to 21.

It falls on Sep. 8, 2014. The holiday is from Sep. 6 to 8.

It falls on Sep. 27, 2015. The holiday is from Sep. 26 to 28.

National Day

Oct. 1

3 days (Oct. 1- 3)

Oct. 1  - 7, 2013

Oct. 1  - 7, 2014

Oct. 1  - 7, 2015

Journalists' Day

Nov. 8

no days off

no day-off

no day-off

no day-off