China Announces 2017 Official Holiday Schedule

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On December 1, China’s General Office of the State Council released the “Notification of Holiday Arrangements in 2017 (Guobanfamingdian [2016] No.17)”, which lays out the official national holiday schedule for 2017. China’s official holiday schedule for 2017 is as follows:

New Year
  • December 31 – January 2 (3 days in total including the weekend)
Spring Festival
  • January 27 – February 2 (7 days in total)
  • January 22 (Sunday) and February 4 (Saturday) are official working days.
Tomb Sweeping Day
  • April 2-4 (3 days in total)
  • April 1 is (Saturday) is an official working day.
Labor Day
  • May 1 (3 days in total including the weekend)
Dragon Boat Festival
  • May 28-30 (3 days in total)
  • May 27 (Saturday) is an official working day.
Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day
  • October 1-8 (8 days in total)
  • September 30 (Saturday) is an official working day.

*Mid-Autumn Festival falls in the same week as National Day this year, and are linked consecutively.

2017 China holiday calendar

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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