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2016 and 2017 public holidaies in China

时间:2016/3/11 15:51:05 作者:learnmorechina 来源: 查看:38 评论:0

When is the holidays in 2016 in China? How to avovide Chinese 2016 holidays when visit China? I want to visit China in their holidays, when shall we come? Learn More China shall some idea for Chinese publlic holiday in 2016 & 2017.

 

There are seven official holidays in China. Five of these are three-day holidays. There are two week-long national holidays in China: Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, in January or February, and National Day holiday, which is the first week of October.

 

A unique feature of Chinese holidays is that weekends, which are usually days off for office workers, are worked if there is a public holiday that week. For example if Monday to Wednesday was a public holiday then the weekend before would be worked, so the statutory holiday is effectively only one day.

 

Only Hong Kong and Macau have public holidays for Christmas.

 

Holiday Name Statutory Days of Holiday 2016 Date 2016 Day of the Week 2016 Days Off 2017 Date 2017 Day of the Week 2017 Days Off (TBC) Summary
New Year's Day 1 day Jan. 1 Friday Jan.
1–3
Jan. 1 Sunday 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 Jan. 28
Saturday Jan. 27– Mar. 2 It is also called Spring Festival, and is the most important festival in China.
Qingming Festival 1 day Apr. 4 Monday Apr.
3–5
Apr. 4 Tuesday Apr.
3–5
Beginning one of the 24 Chinese solar terms in China, it is also called Tomb Sweeping Day, and is for commemorating the dead.
May Day 1 day May. 1 Sunday May. 1–3 May 1 Monday May 1 – May 3 China's celebration of International Labor Day.
Dragon Boat Festival 1 day Jun. 9 Thursday Jun. 9–11 May. 30 Tuesday May. 28–30 A traditional Chinese festival with activities such as dragon boat racing and eating zongzi (sticky rice wrapped in leaves).
Mid-Autumn Day 1 day Sep. 15 Thursday Sep. 15–17 Oct. 4 Wednesday Oct. 4 A day for Chinese family reunions and a harvest festival in China.
National Day 3 day Oct. 1 Sunday Oct. 1–7 Oct. 1 Sunday Oct. 1 – 7 The celebration of the founding of the People's Republic of China.


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