2019 Chinese Official Holiday Schedule

Authors: Go Chengdu

2018-12-11

For the expats living and working in Chengdu. Check here to get the 2019 public holiday schedule before you plan your trip!
Know about the schedule of the official holidays for the year of 2019 and you'll be able to make better arrangements in advance and have a good time.
Check here to get the 2019 public holiday schedule before you plan your trip!
Some public holidays are designated to be official holidays, namely New Year's Day, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Festival), May Day (International Labor Day), Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and the National Day.
Among the holidays, five are 3-day holidays and two are week-long holidays. The week-long holidays are the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) holidays, usually in late January or early February, and the National Day holiday around October 1.
Here is a list of China's official holidays in 2019:
New Year's Day
December 30 - Jan 1 (3 days)
December 29 (Saturday) is an official working day.
Spring Festival: also called the Chinese New Year; the most important festival in China.
February 4 - 10 (7 days)
February 2 (Saturday) and February 3 (Sunday) are official working days.
Qingming Festival: also called the Tomb Sweeping Festival; time to commemorate the deceased.
April 5 - 7 (3 days)
May Day (International Labor Day)
April 29 - May 1 (3 days)
April 27 (Saturday) and April 28 (Sunday) are official working days.
Dragon Boat Festival: a traditional Chinese festival with activities such as dragon boat racing and eating zongzi (sticky rice wrapped in leaves).
June 9-11 (Thu-Sat)
June 7 - 9 (3 days)
Mid-Autumn Festival: time to celebrate harvest and family reunion, when people eat moon cakes and watch the brilliant full moon.
September 13 - 15 (3 days)
National Day: the celebration of the founding of the People's Republic of China, which was on Oct.1, 1949.
October 1 - 7 (7 days)
September 29 (Sunday) and October 12 (Saturday) are official working days.
Employers should take notes that China's holiday schedule often includes additional official working days that may fall on Saturdays and Sundays to compensate for long holidays. For example, February 2 (Saturday) and February 3 (Sunday) are official working days designed to make up for the loss of working days for the seven days-off during the Spring Festival.
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