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Chinese Calendar 2018
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.
|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.