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Public Holidays 2017

Today – 27 April 2017 – is not a holiday in China.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

1 Jan to 2 JanSun to MonNew Year Holiday
27 Jan to 2 FebFri to ThuSpring Festival
2 Apr to 4 AprSun to TueChing Ming Festival
29 Apr to 1 MaySat to MonLabour Day Holiday
28 May to 30 MaySun to TueDragon Boat Festival
1 Oct to 8 OctSun to SunNational Day Holiday
4 OctWedMid-Autumn Festival

The Central People’s Government (known also as the State Council) is the highest state administrative authority in China. The General Office of the State Council releases the country’s official holiday dates for the following year in November/December.

Every year, the State Council provides extra holidays to make long holiday weeks, especially during the country’s largest and most important holiday, the Spring Festival. However, official working days on a Saturday or Sunday are also imposed to make up for these given extra holidays.

The term ‘Golden Week’ is used to signify a 7-day national holiday – it usually refers to the Spring Festival holidays (around January/February) and the National Day holidays (which begins on 1 October).

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The State Council also provides public holidays for specific social groups:

8 MarWedInternational Women's Day *
4 MayThuYouth Day *
1 JunThuChildren's Day *
1 AugTueArmy Day *

— International Women’s Day is observed for half day by women only.
— Youth Day is observed for half day by youths between age 14 to 28.
— Children’s Day is observed for a full day by children below age 14.
— Army Day is observed for half day by military personnel in active service.