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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN CHINA (FOR 2022)
Need to find out the Public Holidays in China for 2022?
Great we have them all here for you.
Oh, and you’ll get the 2023 dates on this page too!
Public Holidays in China | 2022 Dates
Public Holidays in China | 2023 Dates
Public Holidays in China | What are compensation days?
Public Holidays in China | Public holidays at LTL
Public Holidays in China | FAQ
Yes, in China there is a little system where you have to work Saturday’s and Sunday’s to compensate for holidays.
Sounds weird right? We’ll talk more about soon.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN CHINA IN 2022
|From December 31st to January 2nd 2022||International New Year||元旦 yuándàn|
|From January 31st to February 6th 2022||Chinese New Year*||春节 chūnjié|
|From April 3rd to 5th 2022||Qing Ming Jie**||清明节 qīngmíng jié|
|From April 29th to May 1st 2022||Labor Day||劳动节 láodòng jié|
|From June 3rd to 5th 2022||Dragon Boat Festival||端午节 duānwǔ jié|
|From September 9th to 11th 2022||Mid-Autumn Festival||中秋节 zhōngqiū jié|
|From October 1st to 7th 2022||Golden Week***||国庆节 guóqìng jié|
* Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th January are worked.
** Saturday 2nd April is worked to compensate for Monday 4th.
*** Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October are worked to compensate for the Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October.
These dates are just an estimate and still need to be officially confirmed.
Others Holidays & Observed Dates in 2022
|Dates||Holidays & Observance Days||Chinese name|
|15 February 2022||Lantern Festival||元宵节 yuánxiāo jié|
|4 March 2022||Zhonghe Festival||中和节 zhōng hé jié|
|8 March 2022||International Women’s Day*||妇女节 fùnǚ jié|
|4 May 2022||Youth Day*||青年节 qīngnián jié|
|1er June 2022||Children’s Day*||儿童节 értóng jié|
|1er August 2022||Army Day*||建军节 jiàn jūn jié|
|12 August 2022||Ghost Festival||鬼节 guǐ jié|
|4 August 2022||Chinese Valentine’s Day||七夕qīxì|
|10 September 2022||Teacher’s Day||教师节 jiàoshī jié|
|4 October 2022||Double Ninth Festival||重阳节 chóngyáng jié|
|11 November 2022||Single’s Day||双十一 shuāng shíyī|
CHINESE NATIONAL HOLIDAYS 2023
|From December 31st to January 2nd 2023||International New Year||元旦 yuándàn|
|From January 21st to January 27th 2023||Chinese New Year*||春节 chūnjié|
|From April 3rd to 5th 2023||Qing Ming Jie**||清明节 qīngmíng jié|
|May 1st 2023||Labor Day||劳动节 láodòng jié|
|From June 22nd to 23rd 2023||Dragon Boat Festival||端午节 duānwǔ jié|
|From September 29th 2023||Mid-Autumn Festival||中秋节 zhōngqiū jié|
|From October 1st to 7th 2023||Golden Week***||国庆节 guóqìng jié|
These dates are just an estimate and still need to be officially confirmed. Same goes for make up days, which haven’t been released yet.
Others Holidays & Observed Dates in 2023
|Dates||Holidays & Observance Days||Chinese name|
|5 February 2023||Lantern Festival||元宵节 yuánxiāo jié|
|21 February 2023||Zhonghe Festival||中和节 zhōng hé jié|
|8 March 2023||International Women’s Day||妇女节 fùnǚ jié|
|4 May 2023||Youth Day||青年节 qīngnián jié|
|1er June 2023||Children’s Day||儿童节 értóng jié|
|1er August 2023||Army Day||建军节 jiàn jūn jié|
|12 August 2023||Ghost Festival||鬼节 guǐ jié|
|22 August 2023||Chinese Valentine’s Day||七夕qīxì|
|10 September 2023||Teacher’s Day||教师节 jiàoshī jié|
|23 October 2023||Double Ninth Festival||重阳节 chóngyáng jié|
|11 November 2023||Single’s Day||双十一 shuāng shíyī|
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN CHINA – WHAT’S THE DEAL?
So the theory behind moving working days to weekends is this:
Family time in China is so important given the distances many travel to get home
China is a big country. If you were born in the south and work in Beijing, your journey home is not a short one.
For some people trains take a whole day, even longer, so spending two days of travelling means a 3 day holiday shows no reason to go home.
How about making a 3 day holiday a 7 day on instead? Then it becomes worthwhile.
Let’s say we have a holiday Monday-Wednesday. Including the weekend that gives us a 5 day break. Nice, but it could be even better.
By working on two other Saturdays (one before and one after the holiday) this allows two more days of leeway.
These two days can be added onto the current 5 day break (let’s say in this example – Thursday and Friday), meaning the 3 day holiday has become a 7 day one.
Sure working on weekends is no ones idea of fun, but due to the sheer size of China and mass of people, it makes sense for families who wish to spend that valuable time together that may only occur just once a year in many cases due to such busy working schedules.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN CHINA AT LTL SCHOOL
We are open all year round at LTL Mandarin School so don’t worry, you never miss any classes due to Public Holidays in China.
Your teacher may well be travelling home during the holiday season in China so this might be some re-arranging of classes or a different teacher for a few lessons.
If you have any doubts or questions, just let us know but you’ll never miss any classes with us due to Public Holidays in China.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN CHINA – FAQ’S
Are shops open during Public Holidays?
Yes they are.
Chinese national holidays are unlike a lot of holidays in the West in that shops and attractions are busier and more open than ever!
Many travel during Chinese national holidays, especially during the long holidays of National Day and Chinese New Year.
LESSON – do not travel during public Chinese holidays if you can avoid it.
Do Chinese celebrate International New Years?
The international New Year is much less significant in China than for many westerners but it is still celebrated with firework displays and the like.
Do China celebrate Christmas?
No they don’t
Despite this though, the bigger cities of China still decorate shopping malls and supermarkets with Christmas Trees and the usual Christmassy things.
Is Chinese New Year the same date every year?
Not this changes and depends on the Lunar Calendar.
Normally, Chinese New Year would be around the end of January to mid February.
What is the most important holiday in China?
Chinese New Year is the most important.
When does China’s Golden Week begin?
October 1st, the same date every year. This is the National Day of China.