China, Here Are Your 2016 Public Holidays

By Bridget O'Donnell, December 14, 2015

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Time to start planning your holidays for the year ahead. Last week, China’s General Office of the State Council released the complete public holiday schedule for 2016, and boy does it look... pretty much the same as it always has.

Sadly, 2016 won't see the return of this year's inaugural Victory Day or the "Anti-Fascist Military Parade." That was a one-time thing, intended to commemorate the 70th anniversary of China's victory over Japan in the Second World War. But the good news is, you'll only have to work six weekend days in 2016! Because nothing says "enjoy your holiday" quite like having to pay it back.

Without further ado, your 2016 public holidays...

New Years Day 2016

Date: Friday, January 1, 2016
Days off: January 1-3 2016 (Friday-Sunday)
No Adjusted Working Days

China Public Holidays 2016: New Year's Day, January


Chinese New Year (otherwise known as "Spring Festival") 2016

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016 
Days off: February 7-13, 2016 (Sunday-Saturday)
Adjusted Working Days: Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 14

China Public Holidays 2016: Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Feburary


Tomb Sweep Festival (otherwise known as "Qingming") 2016

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Days off: April 2-4, 2016 (Saturday-Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days

China Public Holidays 2016: Tomb Sweep Festival, April


May Day 2016

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Days off: April 30-May 2, 2016 (Saturday-Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days

China Public Holidays 2016: Labor Day (May Day) Holiday, May


Dragon Boat Festival 2016

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Days off: June 9-11, 2016 (Thursday-Saturday)
Adjusted Working Days: Sunday, June 12

China Public Holidays 2016: Dragon Boat Festival, June


Mid-Autumn Festival 2016

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Days off: September 15-17, 2016 (Thursday-Saturday)
Adjusted Working Days: Sunday, September 18

China Public Holidays 2016: Mid-Autumn Festival, September


National Day (otherwise known as "Golden Week") 2016

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Days off: October 1-7, 2016 (Saturday-Friday)
Adjusted Working Days: Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9

China Public Holidays 2016: National Day (Golden Week), October

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