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 2019
|New Year’s Day||Dec 30-31, 2018, Jan 1, 2019||three days|
|Spring Festival||Feb 4 — Feb 10||seven days|
|Qingming Festival||April 5 — April 7||three days|
|Labor Day||May 1 — May 4||four days|
|Dragon Boat Festival||June 7 — June 9||three days|
|Mid-Autumn Festival||Sept 13 — Sept 15||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|