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Chinese New Year 2013
The Chinese New Year | CNY 2013 is known as the most significant holiday in China and it’s also known by the name of the Spring Festival. This festival actually welcomes the Lunar New Year and it’s actually the New Year’s Eve and Christmas of the Western countries concentrated into one great event. From when the sun will rise until the dawn will close in, people all over China will delight themselves with fun activities and will celebrate this Festival by eating traditional foods and dressing in traditional costumes. (more…)
China Public Holiday Calendar 2012
Generally speaking, in a year China has 7 legal holidays. It includes New Year’s Day, National Day, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, May Day and Mid-Autumn Festival.
New Year’s Day: January 1.
New Year’s Day is a celebration time for Chinese. For so long, Chinese called this day ‘Yuandan’. In English, the meaning of ‘Yuan’ is at the beginning. On the other hand, ‘Dan’ means day. When you joined these two words, you are going to get beginning of the year.
Spring Festival: January 23.
The Spring Festival also know as Chinese New Year last for three days. Widely been regarded as the most pivotal yearly festival in China, this is all about celebrating family reunion. Lots of colourful activities are organized during this festival.
Qingming Festival: April 4.
The Qingming Festival is on April 4. One of the most important things to note about this festival is that it is closely interrelated to the agriculture. In addition, Qingming Festival is also a time when Chinese people pay respect to their elders, who is not alive.
May Day: May 1.
On the occasion of May Day, all sort of amusement routines are conducted in theatres, plazas and parks. During evening, you are going to find number of entertainment programs in a national television.
Dragon Boat Festival: May 5.
The Dragon Boat festival is going to be organized on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates well-known poet Qu Yuan.
Mid-Autumn Day: August 15.
On the basis of lunar calendar, it is going to be conducted on August 15. After Spring Festival, Mid-Autumn is the most sought after festival in China. On Mid-Autumn Day, Chinese spend time with their families and eat moon cakes.
National Day: October 1.
National Day last for a period of three days, starting from October 1. To celebrate National Day, Chinese people visit Tiananmen Square first thing in the morning where the Chinese national flag is raised.