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 2017
|New Year’s Day||Dec 31, 2016, Jan 1-2, 2017||three days|
|Spring Festival||Jan 27 — Feb 2||seven days|
|Qingming Festival||April 2 — April 4||three days|
|Labor Day||April 29 — May 1||three days|
|Dragon Boat Festival||May 28 — May 30||three days|
|Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day||Oct 1 — Oct 8||eight 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 service (half-day)|