China, Here Are Your 2019 Public Holidays

By That's, December 6, 2018

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UPDATE (March 22, 2019 at 1.24pm CST): The State Council has just updated the holiday schedule for May Day 2019. More details here.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, dear readers! And no, we aren’t talking about Christmas, we’re talking about the release of the 2019 public holiday schedule (aka holiday planning time).

While variations of the schedule have appeared on various social media accounts over the past couple weeks, below is the real deal, the official holiday for next year as released by the General Office of the State Council earlier today.

One major change to the schedule: you'll only get one day off for May Day 2019 instead of three May Day 2019 is now a four-day holiday. Plan accordingly!

Now, without further ado, here are your 2019 public holidays.

Chinese Public Holidays 2019

January 2019

New Years Day 2019

Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Days off: December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019 (Sunday - Tuesday)
Adjusted Working Day: December 29, 2018 (Saturday)

Chinese Public Holidays: New Year's Day, January 2019


February 2019

Chinese New Year (otherwise known as "Spring Festival") 2019

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Days off: February 4-10, 2019 (Monday - Sunday)
Adjusted Working Days: February 2 & 3, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)

Chinese Public Holidays: Chinese New Year Spring Festival February 2019


April & May 2019

Tomb Sweep Festival (otherwise known as "Qingming") 2019

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Days off: April 5 - 7, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)
No Adjusted Working Days

April 2019 Tomb Sweep Qingming Festival China Public Holiday Schedule

May 2019

May Day 2019 (updated)

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Days off: May 1-4, 2019 (Wednesday-Saturday)
Adjusted Working Days: April 28 & May 5, 2019 (Sunday & Sunday)

May Day Labor Day China Public Holidays 2019


June 2019

Dragon Boat Festival 2019

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Days off: June 7 - 9, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)
No Adjusted Working Days

Chinese Public Holidays: Dragonboat Festival Duanwujie June 2019


September 2019

Mid-Autumn Festival 2019

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Days off: September 13 - 15, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)
No Adjusted Working Days

Chinese Public Holidays: Mid Autumn Festival Zhongqiujie September 2019


October 2019

National Day ("Golden Week") Holiday 2019

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Days off: October 1 - 7, 2019 (Tuesday - Monday)
Adjusted Working Days: Sunday, September 29 and Saturday, October 12, 2019

Chinese Public Holidays: October Holiday Golden Week 2019

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