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Chinese Calendar 2018

Chinese calendar for 2018 is here. Chinese Calendar 2018 is a comprehensive date chart with which you can get the information about each and every Chinese festival. Every year there are certain important festivals and holidays that are celebrated in China with lots of merriment and happiness. These festivals have strong religious significance that is considered highly auspicious in Chinese Astrology. It is believed that if people celebrate these festivals devotedly, they will have a successful and great future. So, to stimulate their progress and development further, AstroSage has brought Chinese Calendar 2018. It includes all important Chinese holidays and festivals that also attracts the attention of tourists worldwide.

2018 is also the Year of the Dog and is predicted to be quite promising for everyone. This year, people will get more inclined towards domains like agriculture, real estate, religious and spiritual activities as well as in environment related matters. This, in turn, will offer them the prospects to grow and develop further. To know more about this and your progress and development in 2018, read Chinese Horoscope 2018.

But first, take a look at Chinese Calendar 2018 table below for all holidays and festivals that will occur this year.

Holiday Date Day
New Year January 1, 2018 Monday
Laba Festival (Yiwei Year) January 24, 2018 Wednesday
Spring Festival Holidays February 15 - 21, 2018 Thursday - Wednesday
Chinese New Year February 16, 2018 Friday
Lantern Festival (Yuanxiao) March 2, 2018 Friday
International Women’s Day March 8, 2018 Thursday
Arbor or Tree Planting Day March 12, 2018 Monday
Zhonghe Festival (Blue Dragon Festival) March 18, 2018 Sunday
Cold Food Day (Hanshi Festival) April 5, 2018 Thursday
Qingming Festival April 5, 2018 Thursday
Water Splashing Festival April 13, 2018 Friday
Shangsi Festival (Double Third Festival) April 18, 2018 Wednesday
Labour Day May 1, 2018 Tuesday
Youth Day May 4, 2018 Friday
International Nurses Day May 12, 2018 Saturday
Buddha Birthday May 22, 2018 Tuesday
Children's Day June 1, 2018 Friday
Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu) June 18, 2018 Monday
CPC Founding Day July 1, 2018 Sunday
China Maritime Day July 11, 2018 Wednesday
Army Day August 1, 2018 Wednesday
Double Seven Festival/Chinese Valentine's Day August 17, 2018 Friday
Chinese Ghost Day/Spirit Day (Zhongyuan Jie) August 25, 2018 Saturday
Teacher's Day September 10, 2018 Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 24, 2018 Monday
National Day October 1, 2018 Monday
Double Ninth Festival/ Chongyang Festival October 17, 2018 Wednesday
Journalists' Day November 8, 2018 Thursday
National Constitution Day December 4, 2018 Tuesday
Dongzhi Festival (Winter Solstice Festival) Around December 22, 2018 Saturday
Christmas Day December 25, 2018 Tuesday

Note: As Chinese Calendar is followed by countries like Korea, Vietnam, and the Ryukyu Islands, so there are differences in the dates of some astronomical events due to the use of different meridians in different countries. This means that the same event may occur on a different date in a different country.

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Chinese Calendar at a Glance

China is one of the ancient civilizations of the world and is situated in eastern part of Asia. The country is globally known for its traditions and festivals. Though, Gregorian Calendar is followed here for official and business purposes, but still traditional Chinese calendar is used for determining the dates of important events. Spring Festival (also called Chinese New Year or lunar new year), Dragon Boat Festival, Tomb-sweeping Day and Mid-Autumn Festival, etc are celebrated as per Chinese Lunar Calendar. It is also used for deciding the dates of auspicious ceremonies like marriages, birthdays, engagements, beginning a new business or travelling purposes. These holidays and festivals of China are famous worldwide and every year tourists from all over the world come to China to celebrate and enjoy their big days with them.

Chinese New Year & other Important Holidays

The start of the year in China begins on the day of the new moon which occurs in middle of winter solstice and spring equinox. This also means the celebration of Spring Festival or Chinese New Year that goes on for a week. This festival is also the time to worship deities as well as appeasing ancestors as per Chinese traditions. Furthermore, there are seven official public holidays in China, among which, Chinese New Year and National Day are celebrated for continuous three days.

An important fact about Chinese Holidays: The holidays in mainland China has an important feature which is that the weekends are swapped with weekdays (next to the actual holidays), so as to create a longer holiday period.

Thus, we hope that our Chinese Calendar 2018 will be quite informational for you and will help in assisting your plans better.

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