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Public holidays

Updated: Dec 6,2018 6:22 PM     english.gov.cn

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

NameDateDuration
New Year’s DayDec 30-31, 2018, Jan 1, 2019three days
Spring FestivalFeb 4 — Feb 10seven days
Qingming FestivalApril 5 — April 7three days
Labor DayMay 1one day
Dragon Boat FestivalJune 7 — June 9three days
Mid-Autumn Festival Sept 13 — Sept 15three days
National DayOct 1 — Oct 7seven days

Additional Public Holidays for Specific Social Groups

NameDateApplicable to
International Women’s DayMarch 8Women (half-day)
Youth DayMay 4Ages 14 to 28 (half-day)
Children’s DayJune 1Children below 14 (1 day)
Army DayAug 1Military personnel in active

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