Official Days Off in China

Chinese Holidays Day Days off in 2016 Days off in 2017 Days off in 2018
New Year's Day January, 1st of every year Jan. 1-3, 2016 Jan. 1-3, 2017 Jan. 1-3, 2018
Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) New Year's Day of the lunar calendar, normally in late January or early February It falls on Feb. 8, 2016. The holiday is on Feb. 8 - 14. It falls on Jan. 28, 2017. The holiday is on Jan. 27-Feb. 2 It falls on Feb. 16, 2018. The holiday is on Feb. 15-21
Women's Day March 8 of every year half day of Mar. 8 Half day of Mar. 8 half day of Mar. 8
Arbor Day March 12 of every year No holiday No holiday No holiday
Qingming Festival April 4, April 5 or April 6 It falls on Apr. 4, 2016. The holiday is on Apr. 2-4 It falls on Apr. 4, 2017. The holiday is on Apr. 3-5 It falls on Apr. 5, 2018. The holiday is on Apr. 5-7
May Day May 1 Apr. 30 - May 2, 2016 May 1-3, 2017 Apr. 30 - May 2, 2018
Youth Day May 4th Half day of May 4th for 14 years old above Half day of May 4th for 14 years old above Half day of May 4th for 14 years old above
International Nurse Day May 12 No holiday No holiday No holiday
Children's Day June 1 No holiday No holiday No holiday
Dragon Boat Festival 5th day of the 5th lunar month It falls on Jun. 9, 2016. The holiday is on Jun. 9-11 It falls on May 30, 2017. The holiday is on May 28-30 It falls on Jun. 18, 2018. The holiday is on Jun. 16-18
Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese July 1 No holiday No holiday No holiday
Communist Party
Army Day of the Chinese People's Liberation Army August 1 half day of August 1st for active army half day of August 1st for active army half day of August 1st for active army
Teacher's Day September 10 No holiday No holiday No holiday
Mid-autumn Festival 15th day of the 8th lunar month It falls on Sep. 15, 2016. The holiday is on Sep. 15-17 It falls on Oct. 4, 2017 The holiday is on Oct 4 It falls on Sep. 24, 2018. The holiday is on Sep. 22-24
National Day October 1 Oct. 1 - Oct. 7, 2016 Oct. 1 - Oct. 7, 2017 Oct. 1 - Oct. 7, 2018
Journalists' Day November 8 No holiday No holiday No holiday

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