Public Holidays

Many of the following are nominal holidays and do not qualify for a day off work.

New Year’s Day (Yuándàn) 1 January.

Spring Festival (Chūn Jié) 28 January 2017, 16 February 2018, 5 February 2019. Also known as Chinese New Year. Officially three days, but generally a week-long break.

Tomb Sweeping Day (Qīngmíng Jié) Held on 4 or 5 April in any given year.

International Labour Day (Láodòng Jié) 1 May. Three-day holiday.

Dragon Boat Festival (Duānwǔ Jié) 30 May 2017, 18 June 2018, 7 June 2019.

Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhōngqiū Jié) 4 October 2017, 24 September 2018, 13 September 2019.

National Day (Guóqìng Jié) 1 October. Officially three days, but often morphs into a week-long vacation.