Dragon Boat Festival 2022/2021

Written by Apple Updated Jun. 2, 2022

Dragon Boat Festival 2022 is on Friday, June 3th in China. Combined with a weekend break, Chinese people will have a 3-day holiday from June 3th to 5th. In 2021, the festival takes place on June 14, Monday. 

The Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, which falls in late May or June in the Gregorian calendar.

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Dragon Boat Festival Dates in 2021,2022, 2023, 2024......

The dates included in the table are the list of Chinese Dragon Boat Festival dates from 2022 to 2032. Combined with a weekend break,  a day or two before or after the festival day will be included in the holiday. 

Year Date Day
2021 June 14 Monday
2022 June 3 Friday
2023 June 22 Thursday
2024 June 10 Monday
2025 May 31 Saturday
2026 June 19 Friday
2027 June 9 Wednesday
2028 June 27 Tuesday
2029 June 16 Saturday
2030 June 5 Wednesday
2031 June 24 Tuesday
2032 June 12 Saturday

Why Do Dragon Boat Festival Dates Change Every Year?

The Dragon Boat Festival dates vary slightly between years, but it usually comes during the period from late May to June in the Gregorian calendar. The dates change every year because the festival is determined by the Chinese lunar calendar, which is different from the Gregorian calendar. 

The lunar calendar is based on the movement of the moon as it takes its time circling around earth. A month on this Chinese lunar calendar is around 28 days, and a normal year lasts from 353 to 355 days.

Dragon Boat Festival Public Holiday 2022

Dragon Boat Festival is an important traditional holiday in China. It has been observed for over 2,000 years to commemorate Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), a patriotic poet in ancient China. In 2008, it was officially marked as a public holiday in a bid to boost traditional culture.

The Dragon Boat Festival public holiday is 1 day long. But people will have a 3-day lone holiday combined with a weekend. For example, the Dragon Boat Festival holiday in 2022 is June 3 and people will have a 3-day holiday from June 3th to 5th.

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