Public Holidays

Employees have 5 to 15 days of paid annual leave and students and teachers have summer and winter vacations that last around three months. The summer vacation in China generally starts around July 1 and ends around August 31. The winter vacation usually falls in January or February, and is set according to the date of the Spring Festival.

Public Holiday Calendar

China has 7 legal holidays in a year, including New Year’s Day, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Day and National Day. 

Tips for Traveling in ‘Golden Weeks’

Among all the Chinese holidays, there are two “Golden Weeks”: Spring Festival Week and National Day Week. Both last for three days, but by combining two weekends with them, people benefit from seven consecutive days off. 

During these two weeks, most people enjoy themselves in a variety of ways and the boost to the economy produced the nickname “Golden Week.” Hotel rooms, train tickets, and airplane tickets will definitely be in great demand. Therefore, it is recommend that people who are planning to visit China be prepared for huge crowds at major attractions during the Golden Weeks.