China Public Holidays 2018


 
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China bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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China Public Holidays in 2018
Jan.    Mon New Year's Day
Feb.    Thu Spring Festival (Chinese New Year's Eve)
        Fri Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
        Sat Spring Festival
        Sun Spring Festival
        Mon Spring Festival
        Tue Spring Festival (workday moved to Sun. Feb. 11)
        Wed Spring Festival (workday moved to Sat. Feb. 24)
Apr.    Thu Tomb Sweeping Day (Qing Ming Jie)
        Fri Tomb Sweeping Day Holiday (workday moved to Sun. Apr. 8)
        Sat Tomb Sweeping Day Holiday
        Sun Labour Day Holiday
        Mon Labour Day Holiday (workday moved to Sat. Apr. 28)
May     Tue Labour Day
June    Sat Dragon Boat Festival Holiday
        Sun Dragon Boat Festival Holiday
        Mon Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu Jie)
Sep. 22 Sat Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday
     23 Sun Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday
     24 Mon Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiu Jie)
Oct.  1 Mon National Day (Guoqing Jie)
      2 Tue National Day Holiday
      3 Wed National Day Holiday
      4 Thu National Day Holiday (workday moved to Sat. Sep. 29)
      5 Fri National Day Holiday (workday moved to Sun. Sep. 30)
      6 Sat National Day Holiday
      7 Sun National Day Holiday
Dec. 30 Sun Public Holiday
     31 Mon Public Holiday (workday moved to Sat. Dec. 29)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

01 Dec 2017 China 2018 Public Holidays Officialized (Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) China's General Office of the State Council has released the official list of non-working public holidays in China in 2018, as well as 2018 bridge public holidays, and compensatory Saturdays and Sundays for the upcoming calendar year 2018, confirming the previously-released list of non-working public holidays in China in 2018 that had been released by the Chancellery of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.  08 Nov 2017 China 2018 Public Holidays Released (Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) The Chancellery of the State Council of the People's Republic of China has issued a notice on the 2018 non-working public holidays and postponement of working days in 2018 in China.  02 Dec 2016 China 2017 Public Holidays Released (Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) Late last night, China's General Office of the State Council released the official list of non-working public holidays in China in 2017, as well as 2017 bridge public holidays, and compensatory Saturdays and Sundays for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  11 Dec 2015 China 2016 Public Holidays Released (Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) Earlier this morning, China's General Office of the State Council released the official list of non-working public holidays in China in 2016, as well as 2016 bridge public holidays, and compensatory Saturdays and Sundays for the upcoming calendar year 2016.  13 May 2015 China 2015 Public Holidays Amended (Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) Following this morning's announcement by the Chinese government of a national holiday for this year's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II, China's General Office of the State Council has released an amended list of China's official annual non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2015.  16 Dec 2014 China 2015 Public Holidays Released (Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) After axing the National Holiday Office (NHS), created in 2000, and tasked with the determination of China's annual non-working public holidays schedule, last summer, and a lot of hesitation, China's General Office of the State Council has finally released the official list of China's annual non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.  21 Sep 2014 China Mulls End Of Golden Week Public Holidays (Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) Following the recent announcement that the National Holiday Office (NHS) was being shutdown, Cai Jiming, a professor at Beijing's Tsinghua University and a well-known member of the national committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, has conjectured that it is only a question of time before the Golden Week public holiday in China are scrapped.  17 Sep 2014 China Axes National Public Holidays Office (Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) China's General Office of the State Council has announced that the National Holiday Office (NHS), created in 2000, and tasked with the determination of China's annual non-working public holidays schedule, was being shutdown as a consequence of the public opinion backlash against its most recent overhaul of China's annual non-working public holidays system.  27 Feb 2014 China Adds 2 National Holidays (Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) The Chinese government has announced the addition of 2 annual national holidays in China, to commemorate VJ-Day, on September 2, and to commemorate the 1937 sacking of Nanjing, on December 13.  11 Dec 2013 China 2014 Public Holidays Released (Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) After conducting a series of informal and formal polls over the past 2 months, China's General Office of the State Council has finally released the official list of China's annual non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the China public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Regulatory Body: The final decision on adjustments to China's holiday schedule is made by a concertation of the 14 ministries that constitute the National Holiday Office.  Public Holidays Extensions: To achieve week-long public holidays around Lunar New Year (Chun Jie) and October 1st, and 3-day public holidays for other holidays, it is customary to make one or both of the weekend days of a nearby weekend into working days.  Partial Holidays: In addition to the list of official national public holidays, listed above, there are partial holidays for particular groups of people. Business meetings may or may not be affected. • Women receive a half-day holiday on March 8’s International Women’s Day (Funu Jie) • Youth 14-18 get half a day off on May 4 on Youth Day (Qingnian Jie) • The under 14s are spoiled with a full-day off on June 6 for Children’s Day (Ertong Jie) • Members of the PLA (People's Liberation Army) get a half-day off on August 1. • Serf Emancipation Day (Tibet) on March 28. • In addition, some of the national minorities are able to determine their own holidays in accordance with their own traditional festivals  Golden Weeks: it is customary for people to work some weekends either before or after the official holiday time in order to make some of the official holidays into an entire week off from work called Golden Weeks. These Golden Weeks used to be centered around the Lunar New Year, May Day and October 1st public holidays, but the May Golden Week was dropped at the end of 2007.  Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve was made into a public holiday (the first day of the Lunar New Year Golden Week) at the end of 2007.  Workweek: offices and agencies in China follow the five workdays per week system. Since 2005, factories have to, at least, give the Sundays off to their workers.  Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: Although the listed start of the Beijing 2008 Olympics is August 8th, the first day of events is August 6th.  China International Codes CN and CHN (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .cn (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of China information and news: The People's Bank of China (China central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (China maps, demographics and economic statistics), and Wikipedia (includes China commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in China, may belong to a religious group that is not common in China, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to China.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for China, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of China, before planning any trip to China. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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