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Public holidays in China

Updated: May 15, 2019 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 2018




New Year's Day

Dec 30-31, 2017, Jan 1, 2018

three days

Spring Festival

Feb 15 — Feb 21

seven days

Qingming Festival

April 5 — April 7

three days

Labor Day

April 29 — May 1

three days

Dragon Boat Festival

June 16 — June 18

three days

Mid-Autumn Festival

Sept 22 — Sept 24

three days

National Day

Oct 1 — Oct 7

seven days


Additional Public Holidays for Specific Social Groups




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 (1 day)

Army Day

Aug 1

Military personnel in active



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