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Public Holidays

Updated: Dec 1, 2018 www.chinaservicesinfo.com Print
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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

Name Date Duration
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

Name Date Applicable to
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 (one day)
Army Day Aug 1 Military personnel in active

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