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Holidays, festivals and event celebrations in China

Special times of year in China:

Travelling to China during certain times of the year (local holidays, in particular) is not a good idea. Places overflow with tourists, and it is very difficult to find available hotels and transportation.

The major holidays are:

  • May Day: 1-3 May
  • National Day: 1-7 October
  • Chinese New Year: depends on the lunar calendar and the vacation period lasts 2-3 weeks. On 19 February 2015, the Year of the Sheep began. In 2016, we'll get into the Year of the Monkey.