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Holidays & Observances in China

China is a large Eastern Asian country. It contains about 19% of the total world population and is the third largest country in terms of area. Religiously China is very diverse, with a significant number of Taoists, Confucianists, Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims. However, the government discourages religious practices and many of the Chinese people do not identify themselves as religious at all, so there are not many widespread religious celebrations across the country. Holidays that are celebrated are deeply rooted in tradition. The most famous of these is the Chinese New Year, which is celebrated by Chinese immigrants all over the world, but is most enthusiastic in China itself. Celebrations typically last for a few weeks and include many traditions thought to bring good fortune to the people. This is a time to be with family and friends and usher in a great New Year.


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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Qixi Festival Valentine's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Advent Advent Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed East Asian
Lantern Festival Popular & Widely Observed
Arbor Day - China Arbor Day / Plant a Tree Day Noteworthy & Common
Qing Ming Jie Public
Labour Day / May Day Labour Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed