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.
Lunar New Year’s Eve is still a statutory holiday in 2015, as the Spring Festival holiday is from the New Year’s Eve to the 2nd day of the first lunar month, according to the national holiday plan for 2015 issued by the State Council on Dec 16, 2014.
Public Holidays for 2015
|New Year’s Day||Jan 1 - Jan 3||three days|
|Spring Festival||Feb 18 - Feb 24||seven days|
|Qingming Festival||April 5 - April 6||two days|
|Labor Day||May 1- May 3||three days|
|Dragon Boat Festival||June 20 - June 22||three days|
|Mid-Autumn Festival||Sept 27||one day|
|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||Youth from the age of 14 to 28 (half-day)|
|Children’s Day||June 1||Children below the age of 14 (1 day)|
|Army Day||Aug 1||Military personnel in active service (half-day)|