Chinese everywhere celebrate a colorful array of festivals and holidays from Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) to Mid-autumn Festival. Here’s a full schedule looking ahead to the coming 12 months along with their background and traditional histories.

2017
Jan 28
Sat 2017

Spring Festival
春节 chūnjié

Jan 27 - Feb 2

China Public Holiday
Feb 11
Sat 2017

Lantern Festival
元宵节 yuánxiāo jié

Mar 8
Tue 2017

International Woman's Day
国际劳动妇女节 guójì láodòng fùnǚ jié

Mar 17
Fri 2017

St. Patrick's Day
圣帕特里克节 shèng pàtèlǐkè jié

Mar 20
Sun 2017

Spring Equinox
春分 chūnfēn

Apr 4
Tue 2017

Qing Ming Jie/Tomb Sweeping Day
清明节 qīngmíng jíe

Apr 2 - 4

China Public Holiday
May 1
Mon 2017

Labour Day
劳动节 láodòng jié

Apr 29 - May 1

China Public Holiday
May 4
Thu 2017

Youth Day
五四青年节 wǔsì qīngnián jié

May 30
Tue 2017

Dragon Boat Festival
端午节 duānwǔ jié

May 28 - 30

China Public Holiday
Jun 1
Wed 2017

Children's Day
儿童节 értóng jié

Jun 21
Wed 2017

Summer Solstice
夏至 xiàzhì

Jul 1
Sat 2017

CPC Founding Day
建党节 jiàndǎng rì

Aug 28
Mon 2017

Double Seventh Festival
七夕节 qīxī jié

Sep 5
Tue 2017

Spirit Festival
中元节 zhōng yuán jié

Sep 10
Sun 2017

Teacher's Day
教师节 jiàoshī jié

Oct 4
Wed 2017

Mid-Autumn Festival
中秋节zhōngqiū jié

Oct 4

China Public Holiday
Sep 23
Sat 2017

Autumn Equinox
秋分qiū fēn

Oct 28
Sat 2017

Chongyang Festival/Double Ninth Festival
重阳节chóngyáng jié

Oct 31
Tue 2017

Halloween
万圣节 wànshèngjié

Nov 23
Thu 2017

Thanksgiving
感恩节 gǎn'ēn jié

Dec 22
Fri 2017

Winter Solstice
冬至 dōngzhì

Dec 25
Mon 2017

Christmas Day
圣诞节 shèngdàn jié

2018
Jan 1
Sun 2018

New Year
元旦 yuándàn

Jan 1 - 3

China Public Holiday
Jan 24
Wed 2018

Laba Festival
腊八节 làbā jié

Chinese Festivals
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