China, Friday 7 December 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.
Public holidays in China in 2019
|Monday||31 December 2018||New Years Holiday||Compensated by Saturday 29 December|
|Tuesday||01 January 2019||New Year's Day|
|Monday||04 February 2019||Chinese New Year Eve||Eve of 1st lunar month|
|Tuesday||05 February 2019||Chinese New Year||1st day of 1st lunar month|
|Wednesday||06 February 2019||Chinese New Year||2nd day of 1st lunar month|
|Thursday||07 February 2019||Chinese New Year||3rd day of 1st lunar month. Compensated by Saturday 2 February|
|Friday||08 February 2019||Chinese New Year||4th day of 1st lunar month. Compensated by Sunday 3 February|
|Saturday||09 February 2019||Chinese New Year||5th day of 1st lunar month|
|Sunday||10 February 2019||Chinese New Year||6th day of 1st lunar month|
|Friday||05 April 2019||Ching Ming Festival||Qing Ming Jie, Tomb Sweeping Day or Mourning Day|
|Wednesday||01 May 2019||Labour Day|
|Friday||07 June 2019||Dragon Boat Festival||Tuen Ng Festival|
|Friday||13 September 2019||Mid Autumn Festival||Moon Festival|
|Tuesday||01 October 2019||National Day|
|Wednesday||02 October 2019||National Day Holiday|
|Thursday||03 October 2019||National Day Holiday|
|Friday||04 October 2019||National Day Holiday||Compensated by Sunday 29 September|
|Monday||07 October 2019||National Day Holiday||Compensated by Saturday 12 October|