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Chinese Public Holidays 2016

Updated: 2016-06-02 12:09:07



China’s General Office of the State Council announced the official national holiday schedule for 2016 as follows:


New Year

January 1 – 3 (3 days in total)

January 2 and 3 are on weekend.


Spring Festival

February 7 – 13 (7 days in total)

February 6 (Saturday) and February 14 (Sunday) are official working days.


Tomb Sweeping Day

April 2-4 (3 days in total)

April 2 and 3 are on weekend.


Labor Day

April 30 (Saturday) – May 2 (3 days in total)

The May 2 is a compensated leave day.


Dragon Boat Festival

June 9-11 (3 days in total)

June 12 (Sunday) is an official working day.


Mid-Autumn Festival

September 15-17 (3 days in total)

September 18 (Sunday) is an official working day.


National Day

October 1-7 (7 days in total)

October 8 and 9 (weekend) are official working days


It is important to note that the above dates are the official holidays, but private companies have the right to determine their own schedules as long as the official holidays above are maintained.