Public Holidays 2017Today – 26 May 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 Jan||Sun to Mon||New Year Holiday|
|27 Jan to 2 Feb||Fri to Thu||Spring Festival|
|2 Apr to 4 Apr||Sun to Tue||Ching Ming Festival|
|29 Apr to 1 May||Sat to Mon||Labour Day Holiday|
|28 May to 30 May||Sun to Tue||Dragon Boat Festival|
|1 Oct to 8 Oct||Sun to Sun||National Day Holiday|
|4 Oct||Wed||Mid-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).
Visit gov.cn for the original release.
The State Council also provides public holidays for specific social groups:
|8 Mar||Wed||International Women's Day *|
|4 May||Thu||Youth Day *|
|1 Jun||Thu||Children's Day *|
|1 Aug||Tue||Army 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.
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