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
Dec 22
Fri 2017

Winter Solstice
冬至 dōngzhì

Dec 25
Mon 2017

Christmas Day
圣诞节 shèngdàn jié

2018
Jan 1
Mon 2018

New Year
元旦 yuándàn

Dec 30 - Jan 1

China Public Holiday
Jan 24
Wed 2018

Laba Festival
腊八节 làbā jié

Feb 16
Fri 2018

Chinese New Year
春节 chūnjié

Feb 15 - Feb 21

China Public Holiday
Mar 2
Fri 2018

Lantern Festival
元宵节 yuánxiāo jié

Mar 8
Thu 2018

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

Mar 17
Sat 2018

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

Mar 21
Wed 2018

Spring Equinox
春分 chūnfēn

Apr 5
Thu 2018

Qing Ming Jie/Tomb Sweeping Day
清明节 qīngmíng jíe

Apr 5 - Apr 7

China Public Holiday
May 1
Tue 2018

Labour Day
劳动节 láodòng jié

Apr 29 - May 1

China Public Holiday
May 4
Fri 2018

Youth Day
五四青年节 wǔsì qīngnián jié

Jun 1
Fri 2018

Children's Day
儿童节 értóng jié

Jun 18
Mon 2018

Dragon Boat Festival
端午节 duānwǔ jié

Jun 16 - Jun 18

China Public Holiday
Jun 21
Thu 2018

Summer Solstice
夏至 xiàzhì

Jul 1
Sun 2018

CPC Founding Day
建党节 jiàndǎng rì

Aug 17
Fri 2018

Double Seventh Festival
七夕节 qīxī jié

Aug 25
Sat 2018

Spirit Festival
中元节 zhōng yuán jié

Sep 10
Mon 2018

Teacher's Day
教师节 jiàoshī jié

Sep 23
Sun 2018

Autumn Equinox
秋分qiū fēn

Sep 24
Mon 2018

Mid-Autumn Festival
中秋节zhōngqiū jié

Sep 22 - Sep 24

China Public Holiday
Sep 24
Mon 2018

Mid-Autumn Festival
中秋节zhōngqiū jié

Sep 24

China Public Holiday
Oct 1
Mon 2018

National Day
国庆节 guóqìng jié

Oct 1 - Oct 7

China Public Holiday
Oct 17
Wed 2018

Chongyang Festival/Double Ninth Festival
重阳节chóngyáng jié

Oct 31
Wed 2018

Halloween
万圣节 wànshèngjié

Nov 22
Thu 2018

Thanksgiving
感恩节 gǎn'ēn jié

Chinese Festivals
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