China Announces 2016 Official Holiday Schedule
Editor’s Note: You can find the updated National Holiday Schedule for 2016 here.
China’s General Office of the State Council released the “Circular on the Arrangement of Certain Holidays in 2016 (Guobanfamingdian  No.18)” on December 10 and announced the official national holiday schedule for 2016 as follows:
- January 1 – 3 (3 days in total)
- February 7 – 13 (7 days in total)
- February 6 (Saturday) and February 14 (Sunday) are official working days.
Tomb Sweeping Day
- April 2-4 (3 days in total)
- April 30-May 2 (3 days in total)
Dragon Boat Festival
- June 9-11 (3 days in total)
- June 12 (Sunday) is an official working day.
- September 15-17(3 days in total)
- September 18 (Sunday) is an official working day.
- October 1 – October 7 (7 days in total)
- October 8(Saturday) and October 9 (Sunday) are official working days.
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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