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【MUST SEE】2013 China Public Holiday Schedule

2013 China Public Holiday Schedule

China has 7 public festivals in a year, on which all Chinese people will be on vacation. They are New Year's Day, Spring Festival, Thomb-Sweeping 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.
Here is a detailed china 2013 public holiday schedule for your reference:

2013 Chinese Public Holiday Calendar
Festival Date Legal Holidays Public Holidays of 2013
New Year's Day Jan. 1 1 day Jan. 1- 3, 2013
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.
Women's Day Mar. 8 half day for women half day of Mar. 8
Arbor Day Mar. 12 no days off no holiday
Thomb-Sweeping Day Apr. 4 or 5 1 day

It falls on Apr. 4, 2013.

The holiday is from Apr. 4 to 6.

May Day 1/May 1 day May 1 - 3, 2013
Youth Day 4/May

half day for youth above

14 years old

half day of May 4
International Nurse Day 12/May no days off no holiday
Children's Day Jun. 1

1 day for children under

13 years old

Jun. 1, 2013
Dragon Boat Festival

the 5th day of the

5th lunar month

1 day It falls on Jun. 13, 2013. The 
holiday is from Jun. 13 to 15.

Anniversary of the Founding of

the Chinese Communist Party

Jul. 1 no days off no holiday

Army Day of

the Chinese People's

Liberation Army

Aug. 1 half day for active army half day of Aug. 1
Teachers' Day Sep. 10 no days off no holiday
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.

National Day Oct. 1 3 days (Oct. 1- 3) Oct. 1  - 7, 2013
Journalists' Day Nov. 8 no days off no holiday