Rediscovering the People’s Republic of China
Rediscovering the People’s Republic of China
Rediscovering the People’s Republic of China
Rediscovering the People’s Republic of China
Rediscovering the People’s Republic of ChinaOfficially referred to as the People’s Republic of China and nicknamed the Middle Kingdom, China is the world’s most populated country, with a recorded population of more than 1.3 billion.

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China is a major regional power within Asia and is the world’s most populous country, with a population of 1.35 billion people. As well as the mainland, China includes the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau and it claims sovereignty over Taiwan. Since introducing economic reforms in 1978 it has become one of the world’s fastest growing economies and as of 2014 is the world’s second largest economy by nominal total GDP. China is the world’s second largest country by land area and its vast area includes vast mountain ranges, forest steppes, deserts in the arid north and subtropical forests in the south.

 

China - 2017 Holidays & Observances

 

Date

Holiday Name

Holiday Type

1-Jan

New Year's Day

National holiday

2-Jan

New Year's weekend

Common Local holidays

15-Feb

Spring Festival Eve

National holiday

16-Feb

Chinese New Year

National holiday

17-21-Feb

Spring Festival Golden Week holiday National holiday

2-Mar

Lantern Festival

Observance

8-Mar

International Women's Day

Observance

12-Mar

Arbor Day

Observance

18-Mar

Zhonghe Festival

Observance

20-Mar

March equinox

Season

5-Apr

Qing Ming Jie National holiday

1-May

Labour Day

National holiday

4-May

Youth Day

Observance

1-Jun

Children's Day

Observance

18-Jun

Dragon Boat Festival

National holiday

21-Jun

June Solstice

Season

1-Jul

CPC Founding Day

Observance

11-Jul

Maritime Day

Observance

1-Aug

Army Day

Observance

17-Aug

Chinese Valentine's Day

Observance

25-Aug

Spirit Festival

Observance

10-Sep

Teachers' Day

Observance

23-Sep

September equinox

Season

24-Sep

Mid-Autumn Festival

National holiday

1-Oct

National Day

National holiday

2-7-Oct

National Day Golden Week holiday

National holiday

17-Oct

Double Ninth Festival

Observance

8-Nov

Journalists' Day

Observance

21-Dec

December Solstice

Season

25-Dec

Christmas Day

Observance

 


New Year’s Eve

Besides Lunar New Year (which is the greatest holiday of China), Chinese also celebrate Western New Year’s Day like many countries in the world. Nowadays, more and more Chinese people stay up until midnight to drink a toast in countdown parties, say good bye to the old year and welcome the new year. However, you will not see lion dancing and firewo

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important and longest holidays in China. It has more than 4.000 years of history. This festival starts on the first day of Chinese lunar calendar and lasts for 15 days.

Qingming Festival

Qing Ming, otherwise known as Tomb Sweeping Day or All Soul Day, is a traditional holiday for thousand years. Qing Ming has been regularly observed as a statuory public holiday. This is the time when Chinese visit the graves or burial grounds of their ancestors. They will clean the graves and pray as a way to show their respect to the deaths

May Day

This holiday is international. It was once one of three “Golden holidays” in China, along with Chinese New Year and National Day. China government make it a tourism holiday, by giving 3 days off. There are some cities which are for tourists on this holidays such as: Yunnan, Hong Kong, …

Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan). The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Along with Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival is an important and special holiday in China. When this festival comes every people go home from every corner of the country and the world to visit their families and eat traditional foods together. In China, during this time, there are lantern festivals held all over the country which make China’s

National Day

National Day is celebrated on October 1st every year to commemorate the founding of the People’s Republic of China (October 1st, 1949). On this day, a number of large-scaled activities are held nationwide. The seven-day holiday from Oct. 1st to 7th is the so-called "Golden Week”, during which many Chinese people travel domestically as well as int