China Announces Official 2015 National Holiday Schedule

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Editor’s Note: You can find the updated National Holiday Schedule for 2016 here

The Chinese government announced an additional national holiday on September 3 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Allies’ victory over Japan. September 3 and 4 (Thursday and Friday) will be holidays, but Sunday will be a working day.

China’s General Office of the State Council released the “Circular on the Arrangement of Certain Holidays in 2015 (guobanfamingdian [2014] No.28)” on December 16 and announced the official national holiday schedule for 2015 as follows:

New Year

  • January 1  – 3  (3 days in total)
  • January 4 (Sunday) is an official working day.

Spring Festival

  • February 18 – 24 (7 days in total)
  • February 28 (Saturday)  and February 15 (Sunday) are official working days.

Tomb Sweeping Day

  • April 5 (Sunday)
  • Monday April 6th  is a compensated leave day.

Labor Day

  • May 1
  • The weekend of May 2 and May 3 is unaffected.

Dragon Boat Festival

  • June 20 (Saturday)
  • June 22 (Monday) is a compensated leave day

Mid-Autumn Festival

  • September 27
  • No compensated leave day due to proximity to National Holiday

70 Year Anniversary of the Chinese people’s Resistance against Japan and the Global Victory over Fascism

  • September 3-5
  • September 6 (Sunday) is a working day

National Holiday

  • October 1  – October 7 (7 days in total)
  • October 10 (Saturday) is an official working day

It is important to note that the above dates are the official holidays, but private companies have the right to determine their own schedules as long as the official holidays above are maintained.


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