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Chinese festivities 2022: holidays calendar.

The most important Chinese festivities 2022 on the calendar are the Spring Festival (better known as the Chinese New Year), the Lantern Festival, the Feast of the Ancestors, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival. There are two other very important non-traditional holidays: the International Workers’ Day (May 1st) and the National Day (October 1st).

Chinese festivities 2022: guo qing jie

However, along with these public holidays come more days-off. In total, there are seven holidays in the Chinese calendar: on the occasion of these seven holidays, some days off are scheduled and regulated by the Government.

In addition to these public holidays, students and teachers have summer and winter holidays for a total of approximately three months. Summer holidays in China generally begin around July 1st and end around August 31st, while winter holidays usually fall between January and February on the occasion of the Chinese New Year.

National Holiday during Chinese festivities 2022

Let’s see together the calendar of Chinese festivities 2022:

  • New Year 2022: January 1st 2022, holidays from January 1st to 3rd 2022.
  • Chinese New Year: 1st February 2022, holidays from 31st January to 6th February 2022. Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January are weekdays.
  • Feast of the Ancestors: 5 April 2022, holidays from 3 to 5 April 2022, Saturday 2 April is a weekday.
  • Labor Day: 1 May 2022, holidays from 30 April to 4 May 2022, Sunday 24 April and Saturday 7 May are working days.
  • Dragon Boat Festival: 3 June 2022, holidays from 3 to 5 June 2022
  • Mid-Autumn Festival: 10th September 2022, holidays from 10th to 12th September 2022.
  • National Holiday: 1 October 2022, holidays from 1 to 7 October 2022, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October are weekdays.
Chinese festivities 2022: dragon boat festival

In addition to these which are the major Chinese festivities 2022, other minor holidays are planned ( which fall on weekdays) but in some cases there is one or half day of vacation:

  • Lantern Festival (the date changes every year): February 15, 2022, a traditional holiday that corresponds to a weekday
  • Women’s Day (March 8): all women have half a day of vacation
  • Youth Day (May 4): all boys and girls aged 14 to 28 have half a day’s vacation
  • Children’s Day (June 1st): Children up to 14 years have a day off
  • Anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (July 1): weekday
  • Armed Forces Day (1 August): soldiers on duty have half a day’s vacation
  • Chinese Valentine’s Day (date changes every year): August 4, 2022, a traditional holiday that corresponds to a weekday
  • Feast of the Spirits (the date changes every year): 12 August 2022, a traditional holiday that corresponds to a weekday
  • Feast of the Double Nine (the date changes every year): 4 October 2022, a traditional holiday that corresponds to a weekday, in 2022 it is a holiday because it coincides with National Day
  • Teachers’ Day (September 10): according to tradition it is the date of birth of Confucius, the master par excellence of Chinese culture, it is a weekday and teachers usually receive small gifts from students.

During official Chinese holidays, offices, overseas Chinese embassies, banks and schools are closed. Basic public services, such as transport, function normally to facilitate residents and visitors. There is no need to worry about shopping, dining and entertainment: some malls, shops, supermarkets and restaurants have promotions and discounts during the holidays and some even extend their opening hours. But be warned: during the Chinese New Year many shops and restaurants are closed.

Author: Chiara Ciaccia

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