Public holiday calendar

 Note: The full list of Chinese holidays for the next year is not usually issues by the government until mid December of the current year. 
 
Holiday Name Statutory Days of Holiday 2017 Date 2017 Days Off (TBC) 2018 Date 2018 Days Off (TBC) Summary
New Year’s Day 1 day Jan. 1 Dec. 31– Jan.2 Jan. 1 Dec. 30 – . 1–3 The beginning of a new year based on the Gregorian calendar.
Chinese New Year 3 days Jan. 28 Jan. 27– Feb. 2 Feb. 16 Feb. 15 – 21. 2 It is also called Spring Festival, and is the most important festival in China.
Qingming Festival 1 day Apr. 4 Apr. 2–4 Apr. 5 Apr. 5 Beginning one of the 24 Chinese solar terms in China, it is also called Tomb Sweeping Day, and is for commemorating the dead.
May Day 1 day May 1 Apr 29 – May 1 May 1 Apr. 29 – May 1 China’s celebration of International Labor Day.
Dragon Boat Festival 1 day May. 30 May. 28–30 June 18 June 16 –18 A traditional Chinese festival with activities such as dragon boat racing and eating zongzi (sticky rice wrapped in leaves).
Mid-Autumn Day 1 day Oct. 4 Oct. 4 (within the National Day holiday) Sep. 24 Sep. 22 – 24 A day for Chinese family reunions and a harvest festival in China.
National Day 3 day Oct. 1 Oct. 1 – 7 (be prolonged to Oct. 8) Oct. 1 Oct. 1 – 7 The celebration of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.