China: Labour Day holiday extended by two days

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China: Labour Day holiday extended by two days

by Public Holiday News

Beijing, Mar 22nd 2019

In an official Central Government announcement the Labour Day holiday on May 1st 2019 has been extended with Thursday May 2nd and Friday May 3rd becoming public holidays.

To compensate for the days off, people will have to work on April 28th and May 5th, both Sundays.

The Central Government’s announcement concludes by encouraging regional governments to "take effective measures" to ensure that transportation facilities are up to snuff, encourage tourism services and ensure citizens enjoy a peaceful holiday, among other actions.

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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 Sun September 29
Monday National Day Holiday Compensated by Sat October 12
Monday Chung Yeung Festival Double Ninth Festival or Dual-Yang Festival

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