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China : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Tuesday December 13, 2022Martyrs' DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas Daycards/flowers
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    Monday December 26, 2022Mao celebrationEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023Harbin China International Ice and Snow FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday January 21, 2023Chinese New Year’s EveSecular holiday
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    Sunday January 22, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 24, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Wednesday January 25, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Friday January 27, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Monday February 6, 2023Lantern FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday March 1, 2023Analytica ChinaTradeshows
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Women's Day - 1/2 day for working womencards/flowers
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    Sunday March 12, 2023Arbor Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday March 14, 2023Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Tomb-Sweeping DayBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Sunday April 16, 2023F1 Grand PrixSports events
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    Sunday April 23, 2023China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)Tradeshows
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    Monday April 24, 2023National Day of Space FlightSpecial Events
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Auto ChinaTradeshows
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday May 2, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 3, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday May 18, 2023SIAL ChinaTradeshows
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    Saturday May 20, 2023The Great Wall MarathonSports events
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    Thursday June 1, 2023Optional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday June 1, 2023Children's DaySchool holidays
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday June 22, 2023Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats)Secular holiday
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    Friday June 23, 2023Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats)Secular holiday
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    Saturday June 24, 2023Tomb-Sweeping DayBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Martyrs' Day

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    Tuesday December 13, 2022
    Culture : Memorial day for the victims of Nanjing Massacre

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    cards/flowers : Only observed by a part of the population. Not an official holiday.

    Mao celebration

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Culture : Former Communist President was born in Changsha on Dec. 26, 1893

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Public holiday

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    Culture : Www.icefestivalharbin.com/ Lasts 1 month -

    Chinese New Year’s Eve

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    Saturday January 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Employers who require employees to work during the holiday must pay three times the normal wages

    Chinese New Year

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    Sunday January 22, 2023
    Secular holiday : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Chinese New Year

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    Secular holiday : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Chinese New Year

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    Tuesday January 24, 2023
    Secular holiday : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Chinese New Year

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    Wednesday January 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : The Chinese calendar combines lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. To match the solar calendar, an extra month is added once every few years (seven years out of a 19-year cycle). Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Chinese New Year

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : The Chinese calendar combines lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. To match the solar calendar, an extra month is added once every few years (seven years out of a 19-year cycle). Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Chinese New Year

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    Friday January 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : The Chinese calendar combines lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. To match the solar calendar, an extra month is added once every few years (seven years out of a 19-year cycle). Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Lantern Festival

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    Culture : Called Chap Go Meh, Yuan Xiao Jie, Yuen Siu or Shangyuan. First full moon after the Chinese New Year - also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day.

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Analytica China

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    Wednesday March 1, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days
    www.analyticachina.com/
    Analysis, Biotechnology, Diagnostics and Laboratory Technology
    in Shanghai 2023 edition confirmed

    Women's Day - 1/2 day for working women

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
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    Arbor Day

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    Sunday March 12, 2023
    cards/flowers : Tree-Planting Day

    Parliament recess (end)

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    Tuesday March 14, 2023
    Special Events :

    Tomb-Sweeping Day

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Traditional celebration since the second century B.C. Considered an unlucky day for business. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    F1 Grand Prix

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Sports events : Www.formula1.com
    in Shanghai
    2023 edition confirmed

    China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Tradeshows : Https://www.cantonfair.net/ lasts 2 weeks - 2023 edition confirmed

    National Day of Space Flight

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    Special Events : On April 24, 1970, China launched its first man-made earth satellite, Dongfanghong-1, making China the fifth country then to launch a domestically produced satellite using domestically produced rockets (the other four countries were Russia, the US, France and Japan)

    Auto China

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 1 week - https://autoshanghai.auto-fairs.com/ in Shanghai 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Public holiday

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    Tuesday May 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Public holiday

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    Wednesday May 3, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    SIAL China

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.sialchina.com/ in Shanghai 2023 edition confirmed

    The Great Wall Marathon

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    Saturday May 20, 2023
    Sports events : Www.great-wall-marathon.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Optional holiday

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    Thursday June 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Holiday for children below the age of 14 (1 day)

    Children's Day

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    Thursday June 1, 2023
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats)

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    Thursday June 22, 2023
    Secular holiday : The festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar, the source of its alternative name, the Double Fifth Festival. The focus of most celebrations involves eating zongzi (sticky rice treats wrapped in bamboo leaves), drinking realgar wine (雄黃酒, xiónghuángjiǔ), and racing dragon boats. The story best known in modern China holds that the festival commemorates the death of the poet and minister Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]

    Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats)

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    Friday June 23, 2023
    Secular holiday : The festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar, the source of its alternative name, the Double Fifth Festival. The focus of most celebrations involves eating zongzi (sticky rice treats wrapped in bamboo leaves), drinking realgar wine (雄黃酒, xiónghuángjiǔ), and racing dragon boats. The story best known in modern China holds that the festival commemorates the death of the poet and minister Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]

    Tomb-Sweeping Day

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    Saturday June 24, 2023
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Traditional celebration since the second century B.C. Considered an unlucky day for business. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday