China, Here Are Your 2018 Public Holidays

By That's, November 7, 2017

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UPDATE (December 1, 2017 at 9.55am CST): The State Council has confirmed that this is the official public holiday schedule for 2018.

Once again, it is time to start planning your holidays for the year ahead. (Check out our recommendations for cheap flights in China here).

Lucky for all of us, the complete holiday schedule for 2018 appears to have been made public a few weeks early this year. Woo hoo!

Though the calendar is normally released by the General Office of the State Council in early December, state-run media outlet the Global Times this week published what it says is the official holiday schedule for next year. 

But there is some bad news: you'll have to work six weekend days in the Year of the Dog, up from five this year. Because nothing says "enjoy your holiday" quite like having to pay it back.

Without further ado, here are your 2018 public holidays.

China, Here Are Your 2018 Public Holidays

January 2018

New Years Day 2018

Date: Monday, January 1, 2018
Days off: December 30, 2017 - January 1, 2018 (Saturday - Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days

China Public Holidays New Year's Day January 2018


February 2018

Chinese New Year (otherwise known as "Spring Festival") 2018

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018 
Days off: February 15-21, 2018 (Thursday - Wednesday)
Adjusted Working Days: Sunday, February 11 and Saturday, February 24, 2018

China Public Holidays Chinese New Year Spring Festival February 2018


April & May 2018

Tomb Sweep Festival (otherwise known as "Qingming") 2018

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Days off: April 5 - 7, 2018 (Thursday - Saturday)
Adjusted Working Day: Sunday, April 8, 2018

China Public Holidays Qingming Tomb Sweep Festival April 2018

May 2018

May Day 2018

Date: Monday, May 1, 2018
Days off: April 29 - May 1, 2018 (Saturday - Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days

China Public Holidays Labor Day May Day May 2018


June 2018

Dragon Boat Festival 2018

Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Days off: June 16 - 18, 2018 (Saturday - Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days

China Public Holidays Dragon Boat Festival June 2018 dragonboat duanwujie


September 2018

Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Days off: September 22 - 24, 2018 (Saturday - Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days


China Public Holidays Midautumn Festival September 2018 mid autumn zhongqiu


October 2018

National Day ("Golden Week") Holiday 2018

Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
Days off: October 1 - 7, 2018 (Monday - Sunday)
Adjusted Working Days: Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018

China Public Holidays October Holiday October 2018 golden week

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