China's official public holiday schedule in 2012

Updated: 07 Dec 2011
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The China State Council released the “Circular on Part of the Holiday Arrangement in 2012” on 5th December and announced the arrangement of national holidays in 2012.

 

China has 7 legal festivals in a year including New Year's Day, Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day.

 

Below is the official public holiday schedule in 2012 announced by the State Council on the Chinese mainland.

 

Official public holiday schedule for 2012 on Chinese mainland

Festival

Date

Legal Holidays

Days off in 2012

Note

New Year's Day

January 1

3 days

Jan 1-3

Dec. 31 (Saturday) is an official working day

Spring Festival

Subject to Chinese lunar calendar

7 days

Jan 22-28

Jan. 21 (Saturday) and Jan. 29 (Sunday) are official working days

Tomb Sweeping Day

April 4 or 5

3 days

April 2-4

Mar. 31 (Saturday) and April 1 (Sunday) are official working days

Labor Day

May 1

3 days

April 29-May 1

April 28 (Saturday) is an official working day.

Dragon Boat Festival

The 5th day of the
5th lunar month

3 days

June 22-24

n/a

Mid-Autumn Day

 

The 15th day of the 8th lunar month

8 days

Sep. 30-Oct. 7

 

Sep. 29 (Saturday) is an official working day.

National Day

Oct. 1

 

 

SOURCE: WON Info

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