There are currently seven official public holidays in China. Each year’s holidays are announced weeks before the start of the year by the General Office of the State Council.
Weekends are usually swapped with the weekdays next to the actual holiday to create a longer vacation period.
Public Holidays for 2018
|New Year’s Day||Dec 30-31, 2017, Jan 1, 2018||three days|
|Spring Festival||Feb 15 — Feb 21||seven days|
|Qingming Festival||April 5 — April 7||three days|
|Labor Day||April 29 — May 1||three days|
|Dragon Boat Festival||June 16 — June 18||three days|
|Mid-Autumn Festival||Sept 22 — Sept 24||three days|
|National Day||Oct 1 — Oct 7||seven days|
Additional Public Holidays for Specific Social Groups
|International Women’s Day||March 8||Women (half day)|
|Youth Day||May 4||Ages 14 to 28 (half-day)|
|Children’s Day||June 1||Children below 14 (1 day)|
|Army Day||Aug 1||Military personnel in active|