2016 China Holiday Dates

2016 China Holiday Dates

Here are the unconfirmed dates for public holidays in China, 2016.

Holiday Name Statutory Days of Holiday 2016 Date 2016 Day of the Week 2016 Days Off (TBC) Summary New Year’s Day 1 day Jan. 1 Friday Jan. 1–3 The beginning of a new year based on the Gregorian calendar. Chinese New Year 3 days Feb. 8 Monday Feb. 7–13 Also called Spring Festival Qingming Festival 1 day Apr. 4 Monday Apr. 3–5 Tomb Sweeping Day May Day 1 day May 1 Sunday May 1 – May 3 Labor Day. Dragon Boat Festival 1 day Jun. 9 Thursday Jun. 9–11 Dragon Boat racing and Zongzi. Mid-Autumn Day 1 day Sep. 15 Thursday Sep. 15–17 Chinese family reunion National Day 3 day Oct. 1 Saturday Oct. 1 – 7 The founding of the People’s Republic of China.
2015 Public Holiday Schedule

2015 Public Holiday Schedule

Official Chinese public holidays for 2015:

  • New Year’s Day January 1st to the 3rd off with weekend shifted, and work recommencing on the 4th (Sunday).
  • Spring Festival/Chinese New Year: February 18th (Chinese New Year’s Eve) to the 24th off with weekend shifted.
  • Tomb Sweeping Day: April 5th off, with day off on the 6th.
  • International Labor Day: vacation starts May 1st combined with the weekend.
  • Dragon Boat Festival: June 20th to 22nd.
  • Mid-Autumn Festival: September 27th.
  • National Day: October 1st to 7th off, with work recommencing October 10th (Saturday).
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