China, Here Are Your 2020 Public Holidays

By That's, November 21, 2019

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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 2020 public holiday schedule (aka holiday planning time).

The official holiday schedule for next year was released by the General Office of the State Council earlier today. This is not a drill!

One major change to next year’s schedule: Mid-Autumn Fest falls on National Day in 2020, which means both festivals have been combined into one mega weeklong holiday, from October 1 to 8.

Another notable adjustment to next year’s schedule: May Day 2020 is now stretched across five days. Plan accordingly!

Now, without further ado, here are your 2020 public holidays...

January 2020

New Years Day 2020

Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Day(s) off: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (Wednesday)
No Adjusted Working Days

Chinese New Year (otherwise known as “Spring Festival”)

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Day(s) off: January 24-30, 2020 (Friday-Thursday)
Adjusted Working Day(s): January 19 & February 1, 2020 (Sunday & Saturday)


Days off in red, adjusted working days in blue. Image via General Office of the State Council


April & May 2020

Tomb Sweep Festival (otherwise known as “Qingming”) 2020

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Days off: April 4-6, 2020 (Saturday-Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days

China Public Holidays Qingming Tomb Sweep Festival April 2020
Days off in red, adjusted working days in blue. Image via General Office of the State Council

May Day 2020

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Days off: May 1-5, 2020 (Friday-Tuesday)
Adjusted Working Day(s): April 26 & May 9, 2020 (Sunday & Saturday)

China Public Holidays Labor Day May Day May 2020
Days off in red, adjusted working days in blue. Image via General Office of the State Council


June 2020

Dragon Boat Festival 2020

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Days off: June 25-27, 2020 (Thursday-Saturday)
Adjusted Working Day(s): June 28, 2020 (Sunday)

China Public Holidays Dragon Boat Festival June 2020 dragonboat duanwujie
Days off in red, adjusted working days in blue. Image via General Office of the State Council


September & October 2020

Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day (“Golden Week”) Holiday 

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020 (Mid-Autumn Festival AND National Day)
Days off: October 1-8, 2020 (Thursday-Thursday)
Adjusted Working Day(s): September 27 & October 10, 2020 (Sunday & Saturday)

China Public Holidays Midautumn Festival September 2018 mid autumn zhongqiu October 2020 golden week national day
Days off in red, adjusted working days in blue. Image via General Office of the State Council


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