Chinese Public holidays for 2019 announced

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Chinese Public holidays for 2019 announced

by Public Holiday News

Beijing, Dec 7th 2018

The General Office of the State Council has announced the public holidays in China for 2019.

Notable is the seven-day break for Spring festival that begins on Monday 4 February, with work resuming on Monday 11 February. Also as Labour Day falls on a Wednesday in 2019, there is no opportunity for a three-day break.

There are seven official public holidays in China.

As usual to create the longer stretches of holidays, some weekends are affected with weekdays.

This process actually begins in 2018 as Saturday 29 December will be a working day to allow Monday 31 December to be a public holiday and create a three-day holiday to welcome the international new year.

At Spring festival, Saturday 2 February and Sunday 3 February will be working days to create a seven-day holiday - much needed after seven straight days of work.

The run up to National Day is less of a slog as Sunday 29 September and Saturday 12 October will be working days, at least ensuring one day in those weekend remains intact.

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National holidays in China in 2019

Weekday Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday New Year's Day
Monday Chinese New Year Holiday Eve of 1st lunar month
Tuesday Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Wednesday Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar month
Thursday Chinese New Year Holiday 3rd day of 1st lunar month. Compensated by Saturday 2 February
Friday Chinese New Year Holiday 4th day of 1st lunar month. Compensated by Sunday 3 February
Saturday Chinese New Year Holiday 5th day of 1st lunar month. Compensated by Sunday 14 February
Sunday Chinese New Year Holiday 6th day of 1st lunar month
Friday International Women's Day All women can have a half day holiday
Friday Ching Ming Festival Qing Ming Jie, Tomb Sweeping Day or Mourning Day
Wednesday Labour Day International Workers' Day
Thursday Labour Day Holiday Compensated by Sunday April 28th
Friday Labour Day Holiday Compensated by Sunday May 5th
Friday Dragon Boat Festival Tuen Ng Festival
Friday Mid Autumn Festival Moon Festival
Tuesday National Day
Wednesday National Day Holiday
Thursday National Day Holiday
Friday National Day Holiday Compensated by Sunday 29 September
Monday National Day Holiday Compensated by Saturday 12 October
Monday Chung Yeung Festival Double Ninth Festival or Dual-Yang Festival

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