Holidays in China 2023

During the holidays, Chinese people are primarily focused on celebrations and spending leisure time with family. Holidays we know in the West are not so popular in China and are treated the same as any other day. It’s the case, among others, for our Christmas. Moreover, China uses a lunar calendar, meaning that most of the holidays fall on different dates each year. In this article, we’ll cover traditions associated with Chinese holidays and how businesses operate during these periods.

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China Holidays 2022

Like it is with traditions in Europe, holidays in China are a time of rest and family gatherings. The grandest celebrations are on holidays completely unknown in the western world. Most of the events fall on different dates each year, which might be disorienting and should be checked ahead of time. This article will discuss what holidays are celebrated in China in 2022, taking into account days off work.

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Holidays in Vietnam 2021

One of Vietnam’s characteristics are its centuries-old traditions, which find inspiration in both Chinese and Indian civilizations. Many different festivals are celebrated in Vietnam, some on a national scale, and others more local. Some of the holidays have moving dates, but many are following the Gregorian calendar. These days should be kept in mind when working with Vietnamese business partners, as they might make communicating more difficult. Here are some of the upcoming holidays in Vietnam in 2021. 

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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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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 by 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 the most important holidays in China for the year.

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Holidays in China 2017

Regardless of whether we import from or export to China, we should plan our business moves ahead of time. You should also plan your visits to Chinese fairs or business trips to factories located there in advance, which is why we are presenting the Chinese holidays calendar for 2017. “Holidays in China 2017” list includes the most important public holidays. We publish lists annually because Chinese holidays fall on different days every year.

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