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China is a vast and a beautiful country with the Chinese calendar packed with numerous Events in China celebrated with all the fan fare. Most of the events of china are also public holidays.

Chinese New Year : Chinese New Year also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, which is usually the day on which the second new moon after the winter solstice occurs. Celebrated internationally, Chinese New Year is the most important holiday of the Chinese people and much of East Asia by Koreans, Vietnamese and others also have the same New Year.

National Day : It is the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Employees enjoy two paid-day off. Celebrations usually take the form of parties in amusement parks by day and fire-works and grand TV ensembles during the evening.

Lantern Festival : It marks the end of the Chinese New Year Season. Lantern exhibits, lion and dragon dances, and eating Tang Yuan (ball-shaped boiled sweet rice dumplings with delicious stuffings) are events today. It is very much celebrated in the rural areas by farmers.

Qing Ming : Qing Ming Jie meaning pure Brightness Festival is a traditional Chinese festival/holiday on the 106th day after the winter solstice, occurring on April 4 or April 5 of the Gregorian calendar. It marks the middle of spring and above all, a sacred day of the dead. The holiday is also known by a number of other names in the English language.

Dragon Boat Festival : It is in memory of a great patriot poet of the State of Chu during the warring States period (475-221 B.C.), Qu Yuan who drowned himself to protest his emperor who gave in to the bully State of China. To avoid the fish to consume his body, people of China launched their boats and threw rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves into the river where he was drowned to feed the fish. People today still eat the bamboo-leaf rice dumplings (zong zi). Teams of dragon boats, similar to long canoes, train for weeks for the contests in this day, not only in China, but also in other Asian countries with Chinese populations.

Mid-Autumn Festival : The Mid-Autumn Festival, Moon Festival, or, less commonly, Mooncake Festival is a traditional Chinese festival/holiday on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. On this day the full moon is at its roundest and brightest, which symbolizes family unity and togetherness. According to Chinese traditions, on this day family members and friends will gather to visit scenic spots, gaze at the moon, and eat mooncakes and pomeloes together. A very important holiday in the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a legal holiday in several countries.

Water Splashing Festival : The most important festival of the year for the Dai people in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province. A festival that washes away the demons of the old year and welcomes the joy of the new.

Chinese Youth Day : Commemorating the 1919 student demonstration against foreign aggression.

Chap Goh Mei : Chap Goh Mei represents the fifteenth and final day of the Lunar New Year period as celebrated by Chinese migrant communities. The term is from the Hokkien dialect and literally means the fifteenth day of the first month. It is the occasion of the first full moon of the New Year.

Double Tenth Day : Double Tenth Day is the national day of the Republic of China (now on Taiwan) and celebrates the start of the Wuchang Uprising (October 10, 1911) which led to the collapse of the Qing dynasty. It is therefore also known in Chinese as National Celebration Day.

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