Holidays in Chinese

Nǐhǎoma?  Welcome to the Rocket Chinese lesson on Holidays. There are many 节日 jiérì celebrated in China throughout the year. The most famous and probably most important is 春节 chūnjié – also known as Spring Festival. It's celebrated in on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year.  At this time, the country is filled with fireworks.

Today we’ll go over this and several other holidays in Chinese that you might find just as important as the people in China do.

Pronouncing holidays in Chinese

春节

Chūnjié

Spring Festival

圣诞节

Shèngdànjié

Christmas

生日

shēngrì

Birthday

愚人节

Yùrénjié

April Fool's Day

复活节

Fùhuójié

Easter

父亲节

Fùqīnjié

Father's Day

万圣节

Wànshèngjié

Halloween

母亲节

Mǔqīnjié

Mother's Day

元旦

Yuándàn

New Year's Day

劳动节

Láodòngjié

Labor Day

感恩节

Gǎn’ēnjié

Thanksgiving

儿童节

Értóngjié

Children's Day

情人节

Qíngrénjié

Valentine's Day

独立日

Dúlìrì

Independence Day

节日

jiérì

Holidays/Festivals

That’s it for this lesson on holidays in Chinese. I hope you learned a lot! To practice these new words, try marking your calendar with the holidays and important days in your life in Chinese. You’ll start to remember them automatically after some practice!

For more lessons on Chinese vocabulary I recommend these!​

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