China Public Holidays 2013 Calendar

China plays an important part in the commerce today. It is also a very large country and a popular tourist destination. If you are wanting to visit China either for business or pleasure, it is advisable to be aware of the Public holiday in this country. Though various parts of the country may celebrate different holidays there are only seven national public holidays. Some of these holidays follow the Lunar calendar and their dates differ from year to year. Here is a list of the China Public holidays 2013 celebrated nationally.

New Years Day 2013, January 1st
Like other parts of the world, China celebrates the coming of the New Year with a lot of joy. Families usually gather together on this day and the streets are brightly lit and crowded. Shopping is a part of this holiday in China.

Chinese Lunar New Year 2013, February 9th To The 11th
This is the most important traditional festival in China. This holiday is based on the Chinese Lunar calendar. The festival begins on the first day of the Lunar calendar and ends with the Festival of Lanterns which is on the fifteenth day. This holiday is celebrated by the people by giving presents, buying new clothes, decorating their houses and preparing feasts of various types of foods.

Qing Ming Festival 2013, April 4th
The Quing Ming Festival is in remembrance and honor of the ancestors. On this day people visit the grave sites of their departed, clean out the sites and make offerings of joss sticks, incense, food, wine, and tea to their ancestors.

Labour Day 2013, May 1st
International Workers Day or Labour day is celebrated with organized street marches and demonstrations by the workers and their unions. Workers usually get 7 days leave around this day to celebrate the International Labour day and the usually use this time for travelling with their families and visiting their villages.

Dragon Boat Festival 2013, June 13th
Dragon Boat Festival is also known as the Double Fifth Day since it falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Lunar calendar. This festival commemorates the life and death of the Chinese scholar Qu Yuan. This day is celebrated with eating and drinking and racing dragon boats.

Mid Autumn Festival 2013, September 19th
The Mid Autumn festival or the Moon festival is a harvest festival that is celebrated by the Chinese. Traditionally on this day family members and friends will gather to admire the bright moon and will celebrate by eating moon cakes in the moonlight.

National Day 2013, October 1st
The National Day is celebrated throughout China with a variety of government organized festivities, with fire work displays and concerts. Public places are decorated in festivities and there are displays of the revered leaders.

Happy China Holidays 2013!

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