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China Announces 2016 Official Holiday Schedule

China’s General Office of the State Council released the “Circular on the Arrangement of Certain Holidays in 2016 (Guobanfamingdian [2015] No.18)” on December 10 and announced the official national holiday schedule for 2016 as follows:

New Year

  • January 1 – 3 (3 days in total)

Spring Festival

  • 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)

Labor Day

  • 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.

Mid-Autumn Festival

  • September 15-17 (3 days in total)

  • September 18 (Sunday) is an official working day.

National Holiday

  • 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 thedates are the official holidays, but private companies have the right to determine their own schedules as long as the official holidaysare maintained.

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