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Public Holidays 2017

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 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
22 JanSunOfficial Working Day
(in lieu of Spring Festival)
27 JanFriChinese New Year's Eve
28 JanSatSpring Festival
29 JanSunSpring Festival
30 JanMonSpring Festival
31 JanTueSpring Festival
1 FebWedSpring Festival
2 FebThuSpring Festival
4 FebSatOfficial Working Day
(in lieu of Spring Festival)
1 AprSatOfficial Working Day
(in lieu of Ching Ming Festival)
2 AprSunChing Ming Festival
3 AprMonChing Ming Festival
4 AprTueChing Ming Festival
29 AprSatLabour Day Holiday
30 AprSunLabour Day Holiday
1 MayMonLabour Day
27 MaySatOfficial Working Day
(in lieu of Tuen Ng Festival)
28 MaySunTuen Ng Festival /
Dragon Boat Festival
29 MayMonTuen Ng Festival /
Dragon Boat Festival Holiday
30 MayTueTuen Ng Festival /
Dragon Boat Festival Holiday
30 SepSatOfficial Working Day
(in lieu of National Day)
1 OctSunNational Day
2 OctMonNational Day
3 OctTueNational Day
4 OctWedNational Day
4 OctWedChinese Mid-Autumn Festival
5 OctThuNational Day
6 OctFriNational Day
7 OctSatNational Day
8 OctSunNational Day

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).

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

Public HolidayDateSocial Groups
International Women's Day8 March
(Half Day)
Youth Day4 May
(Half Day)
Youth (Age 14 to 28)
Children's Day1 June
(1 Day)
Children (Below Age 14)
Army Day1 August
(Half Day)
Military Personnel in Active Service

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