China holidays 2021

No matter if we consider private or strictly business matters – contact with the Chinese people requires the knowledge of and familiarity with Chinese customs. The intricacies of Chinese etiquette and different social relations models can pose a challenge, but even at the stage of scheduling, discrepancies may arise. When people around the world sit down at their Christmas dinners, life in China moves at a regular rate. Nonetheless, the Chinese calendar offers many opportunities to celebrate. Below is a list of China holidays in 2021, with particular reference to public holidays.

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Chinese New Year 2021

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (Chunjie 春节), is the most important holiday in China. It is a time of family gatherings, and many Chinese people travel across the country. Chunjie is also celebrated in other Asian nations, such as South Korea or Malaysia, and among overseas Chinese. A period of increased traffic in China caused by the Spring Festival is called Chunyun (春运). It is the most massive annual migration in the world. Chinese New Year has a significant impact both on business and tourism. Hence, it needs to be always taken into account, especially if we import from China. Chinese New Year 2021 will last from 11 to 17 February.

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China Holidays 2020

If you would like to come to China for business or tourist purposes, we advise you to check the dates for the China holidays 2020 beforehand to avoid unpleasant surprises. In China, there are public holidays during seven festivals in a year: New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year, Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and National Day. Often few days proceeding or following these festivals are also non-working days. Some festivals don’t have fixed days as their dates are set based on the moon calendar, which is different from the Gregorian one. Moon-month consists of 29-30 days. The times of Chinese New Year, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Day fall every year on a different date. Below we present a list of China Holidays 2020.

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Chinese New Year – 2014, Year of the Horse

Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China and in many other East Asian countries. Chinese people celebrate it with their families by feasting, drinking and shooting fireworks. This time, the festival comes quite early: on 31th of January. It’s important to remember the date, whether you plan to go to China, it’s a bad time for doing business with China and other Asian countries. Find out more about the special festival in China

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