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Chinese Calendar 2021: Chinese Holidays 2021 Dates

Chinese Calendar 2021 Chinese Calendar 2021 by AstroSage contains the list of the Chinese holidays 2021 along with the Chinese festivals in 2021. We would also like the readers to know that as per Chinese Astrology, the year 2021 is known as the Year of the Ox 2021 or Ox Year 2021. According to the calculations of the Chinese Calendar 2021 and if compared with the Gregorian Calendar 2021 used globally, the Ox year will begin on February 12, 2021 and end on January 31, 2022.

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Nevertheless, in this article today we will give away the Chinese Calendar 2021 and find out which are the festivals and observances which have made it to this special Calendar. All the important Chinese public holidays 2021 are also a part of this 2021 Chinese Calendar.

Chinese Calendar 2021 : List of Chinese Public Holidays 2021 Dates

Date Day Festival Name
1 Jan Friday New Year's Day
11 Feb Thursday Spring Festival Eve
12 Feb Friday Chinese New Year
26 Feb Friday Lantern Festival
8 March Monday International Women's Day
12 March Friday Arbor Day
14 March Saturday Zhonghe Festival
20 March Sunday March Equinox
5 April Monday Qing Ming Jie
1 May Saturday Labour Day
4 May Tuesday Youth Day
1 June Tuesday Children's Day
14 June Monday Dragon Boat Festival
21 June Monday June Solstice
1 July Thursday CPC Founding Day
11 July Sunday Maritime Day
1 August Sunday Army Day
14 August Saturday Chinese Valentine's Day
22 August Sunday Spirit Festival
10 September Friday Teachers' Day
21 September Tuesday Mid-Autumn Festival
23 September Thursday September Equinox
1 October Friday National Day
14 October Thursday Double Ninth Festival
8 November Monday Journalists' Day
21 December Tuesday December Solstice
25 December Saturday Christmas

So, this was the list of all the Chinese festivals in 2021 which have made it to the Chinese calendar 2021. Let us now move on to find some interesting trivia about them.

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Chinese Calendar 2021: Chinese Festivals 2021

New Year’s Day - The first festival to make it to the Chinese Calendar 2021 is New year’s day. If we talk about this in detail, then it is the first day of the Gregorian calendar which also marks the beginning of a new year. People all across the world celebrate this day with great joy and fervour.

Spring Festival Eve - As per the Chinese calendar 2021, the Spring Festival Eve happens to be a prominent holiday. It also coincides with the Chinese new year which is celebrated quiet joyously all across the country. Thus, it is one of the most important one in the list of Chinese holidays 2021.

Chinese New Year - Chinese new year is one of the main entries in the list of Chinese festivals 2021 and events which have made it to the Chinese calendar 2021. Just like they celebrate the Gregorian new year with great joy and fervour, the traditional new year is also equally important to them. It is also known by the name of spring festival or the lunar new year and holds the status of one of the largest and grandest festivals to take place in China.

Lantern festival - Another mention as per Chinese calendar 2021 is the lantern festival which marks and end to the Chinese new year both traditionally and officially. In the year 2021, this festival will be celebrated on 26th of February. People fly paper lanterns on this day and many other joyous things which makes it one of the most prominent Chinese Holidays 2021.

International Women’s Day - The significance of International Women's Day is known to all. It is a joyous observance commemorated to celebrate the spirit of all women who are a part of this world. Just like all the major events, International Women's Day is also another day or observance to find a grand mention in the Chinese calendar 2021.

Arbor Day - March 12 of every year is celebrated as Arbor Day in China. This day is supposed to bring awareness about the local as well as national afforestation projects and aims to support the environment by giving encouragement to more and more tree planting activities all across the country. Thus, it is one of the important mentions in the 2021 Chinese Calendar.

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Zhonghe Festival : Zhonghe festival too is one of the most traditional events to make it to the Chinese calendar 2021. It is also known by the name of the blue dragon festival which has very close ties with the ancient agrarian Chinese culture. The initial and the very tentative signs of spring are celebrated with the arrival of this festival.

March Equinox - Another observance celebrated prominently in China is the March Equinox, which is why it has found a place in the list of Chinese calendar 2021. The March Equinox arrives usually in between 20 to 21 March.During such pleasant times of the year, it happens to be one day when the night and day are equal in length.

Qing Ming Jie - One of the prominent Chinese Public Holidays2021 to make it to the Chinese calendar 2021, Ching Ming festival is observed by the Han community prominently, which is also known as the Tomb sweeping day in the English language. People are seen worshipping their ancestors, offering food to the departed souls and cleaning their graves at the same time.

Labour Day - Labour Day needs no special introduction. The first of May is dedicated to celebrate the spirit of the workers all across the world. China also doesn't lag behind in following this tradition which is why they celebrate labours day with great joy and fervour. It is a prominent national holiday to make it to the list of Chinese Public Holidays 2021.

Youth Day - Youth Day is also another prominent event to make it to the Chinese Calendar 2021. This year it will be celebrated on the 4th of may like every year. It is quite a popular national holiday and people have been celebrating this holiday ever since 1949. The day is believed to have some political attribution as students/youth played a grand role in the development of the Chinese democracy.

Children’s Day - Children's Day is quite a popular occurrence in China and a special one to be mentioned in the list of Chinese Festivals 2021. It is the day attributed to celebrate the spirit of children in general. All the dates of this observance keep changing every year. In the year 2021 it would be celebrated on the 1st of June.

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Dragon Boat Festival - One of the most important festivals in the list of Chinese Holidays 2021, Dragon Boat festival is also a popular public holiday. The Dragon Boat Festival would be a celebration where many folks eat rice dumplings, known as zongzi and also drink realgar wine, which is known as xiong huang jiu), and lastly, they race dragon boats.

June Solstice - In the list of Chinese festivals 2021 covering the Chinese Calendar 2021, the June Solstice is also considered as an important entry. It will be occurring on Monday, 21 June in the year 2021.

CPC Founding Day in China - The CPC founding day is also a quite important observance to make it to the list of festivals and observances in Chinese Calendar 2021. It is basically the foundation day for the Chinese Communist party, which is why it is a rather important day for the nation.

Maritime Day in China - Maritime Day is another important mention in the list of Chinese holidays 2021, where the day is dedicated to mark Zheng He’s first voyage. He was the navigator of the Ming dynasty and he went for the voyage following the command of Yongle emperor. This celebration also shows China’s dedication to the International Maritime organization, of which it is a part of.

Army Day - every year the first of August is celebrated as armed forces day for army Day in China. Hence it is an important observance to find a place in the Chinese calendar 2021. It is celebrated to commemorate the formation of the People's Liberation Army which took place in 1927.

Chinese Valentine’s Day - When the whole world celebrates Valentine's Day on the 14th of August the people in China celebrate this occasion in their own traditional way. It is also known as the qixi festival which marks the Annual meeting of a very popular mythology involving a cowherd and a Weaver girl. Hence, it is one of the significant mentions in the Chinese calendar 2021.

Spirit Festival - An important observance in the Chinese Calendar 2021, Spirit festival is also known as the Ghost Festival. The Hungry Ghost Festival, Gui Jie, Zhongyuan Jie or Yulan Festival are some of the other names attributed to this festival. It is a traditional Buddhist and also Taoist festival observed thoroughly in some East Asian countries. As per the Chinese calendar 2021, the Ghost Festival will arrive on the seventh month’s 15th night.

Teacher’s Day - Teachers day is another annual event to make it to the Chinese calendar 2021 which is celebrated quite joyously. It is a day dedicated to the teachers of the country who have offered their most humble services. In the year 2021, Teachers Day in China will be celebrated on the 10th of September.

Mid Autumn Festival - In the list of Chinese Calendar 2021, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also an inevitable mention. The festival is celebrated quite notably by the Asian population. The festival has associations with Chuseok and Tsukimi. The festival arrives on the 15th day of the eighth month as per the lunar calendar when a Full Moon shines bright in the sky.

September Equinox - The September Equinox is also an observance which makes prominently to the Chinese Calendar 2021. In the year 2021, it would be celebrated on Tuesday, 22 September. Again on this day, the nights and the day would appear to be the same.

National Day - According to the 2021 Chinese calendar, National day is the most important festival observed for the country. It is annually celebrated on the 1st of October every year and the celebrations last for a period of 3 days which are also connected with the weekends which makes it a brand week also known as the golden week. Fireworks and concerts are organised on this day as well as many Sports traditional and cultural events brighten up the celebrations of National Day in China.

Double Ninth Festival - Making it to the Chinese Calendar 2021 is the Double Ninth Festival, which is observed during the ninth month’s ninth day as per the Chinese calendar. Again, it can be regarded as a traditional Chinese holiday, which has been mentioned in writing even before the Eastern Han period.

Journalists Day - The 2021 Chinese Calendar would also mention an observance like Journalists day, which is dedicated to the journalists of the nation. In the year 2021, this day would be celebrated on Monday, the 8th of November.

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December Solstice - December Solstice also finds a mention in the 2021 Chinese Calendar as an important observance.

Christmas - Lastly, the Chinese Calendar 2021 also talks about Christmas, one of the most popular holidays to be celebrated by the world. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the one who sacrificed his life for the sake of humanity. So, this festival is also an important Chinese holiday.

So, this was all you need to know about the Chinese Calendar 2021. Thank You so much for connecting with us!

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