China holidays 2021

No matter if we consider private or strictly business matters – contacts with the Chinese people require 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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Days off in China

International cooperation requires adaptation to the circumstances of both countries. Entrepreneurs dealing with Chinese businesspeople should be particularly aware of the irregular calendar of Chinese holidays. Those traveling to China should also be mindful of the dates of public holidays. Also, understanding how the work schedule in China looks like might come in handy. That is why it is worth knowing the days off in China.

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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 on seven legal festivals in a year, specifically 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 2019

The New Year in China will start on February 5th, 2019. Chinese New Year 2019 will be the Year of the Earth Pig and it will end on January 24th, 2020. Chinese New Year falls on a different date every year because the Chinese use a calendar based on the movement of the moon. The Chinese Zodiac is calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar where each year in the cycle is related to an animal sign. 12 animals and 5 elements together form a 60-year cycle where each element is assigned to each animal. 2019’s Pig is the last animal in the Chinese Zodiac, after Dog and before Rat which starts the next cycle. The Year of the Pig refers to 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031 and so on.

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China holidays 2019

When doing business with companies from China or traveling to China for either work or pleasure, you should always plan ahead of time. It is extremely important to consider the public holidays in China when planning a business trip to China. You also need to remember that during non-working days it may not be possible to communicate with your Chinese partner. Moreover, when the Chinese celebrate their holidays and festivals, they often travel to visit their family or see famous landmarks. This results in many train stations, airports and tourist attractions being overcrowded. The Chinese use a lunisolar calendar, which is formed on the movement of the moon. Because of this Chinese holidays fall on different dates every year. Since businesspeople who cooperate with China need to take Chinese non-working days into account, below you will find a China Holidays 2019 list of most important holidays in China for the upcomming year.

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Mid Autumn Festival 2015

When you plan your business trip to China in September, you should remember that a major Chinese Holiday is coming, the Mid Autumn Festival also known as the Mooncake Festival.

The Moon Cake Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, it’s the second grandest and best-know festival after the Spring Festival in Greater China. During the festival all Chinese celebrate the middle of the autumn season. The day is know as Moon Festival due to the fact, that during these days of the year the moon is the brightest and roundest.

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