China, Here Are Your 2017 Public Holidays

By That's, December 2, 2016

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

China’s General Office of the State Council released the complete public holiday schedule for 2017 yesterday, and it pretty much looks the same as it always has.

One major difference this year is that Mid-Autumn Festival falls in the middle of Golden Week, so you'll get to enjoy a full eight days off during the first week of October. And Dragon Boat Festival falls a little earlier this year, taking place at the end of May.

You'll also only have to work FIVE weekend days in 2017, down from six this year. Because nothing says "enjoy your holiday" quite like having to pay it back.

Without further ado, your 2017 public holidays...

January 2017

New Years Day 2017

Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017
Days off: December 31, 2016 - January 2, 2017 (Saturday - Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days

Chinese New Year (otherwise known as "Spring Festival") 2017

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017 
Days off: January 27 - February 2, 2017 (Friday - Thursday)
Adjusted Working Days: Sunday, January 22 and Saturday, February 4, 2017

January and February 2017 China Public Holidays New Year Chinese New Year Spring Festival — — That's Shanghai, That's Beijing, That's PRD, That's Guangzhou, That's Shenzhen

April 2017

Tomb Sweep Festival (otherwise known as "Qingming") 2017

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Days off: April 2 - 4, 2017 (Sunday - Tuesday)
Adjusted Working Days: Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 2017 China Public Holidays Tomb Sweep Qingming Festival — — That's Shanghai, That's Beijing, That's PRD, That's Guangzhou, That's Shenzhen

May 2017

May Day 2017

Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
Days off: April 29 - May 1, 2017 (Saturday - Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days

Dragon Boat Festival 2017

Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017
Days off: May 28 - 30, 2017 (Sunday - Tuesday)
Adjusted Working Days: Satuday, May 27, 2017

May 2017 China Public Holidays May Day Labor Day Dragon boat Dragonboat Duanwujie Duanwu Festival — — That's Shanghai, That's Beijing, That's PRD, That's Guangzhou, That's Shenzhen

October 2017

Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day ("Golden Week") Holiday 2017

National Day Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Mid-Autumn Festival Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Days off: October 1 - 8, 2017 (Sunday - Sunday)
Adjusted Working Days: Saturday, September 30, 2017

October 2017 China Public Holidays October Holiday National Day Golden Week Midautumn Festival Mid Autumn Zhongqiujie — — That's Shanghai, That's Beijing, That's PRD, That's Guangzhou, That's Shenzhen

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