Want to enjoy traditional Chinese culture and an amazing insight into Guangdong during the Chinese public holidays? For you expats living and working in the province, check here to get the 2019 public holiday arrangements and schedules to plan your trip!
In China, there are public holidays during 7 festivals each year, namely New Year's Day, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and National Day.
Employers should take note that China’s holiday schedule often includes additional official work days that fall on Saturdays and Sundays to compensate for long holidays. For example, February 2 (Saturday) and February 3 (Sunday) are official working days designed to partially offset the seven days-off in between for the Spring Festival.
It is important to note that these dates are the official holidays, but private companies also have the right to determine their own schedules with additional days-off.
Here is a detailed 2019 China’s public holiday schedule for your reference:
New Year's Day
December 30 - Jan 1 (3 days in total)
December 29 (Saturday) is an official working day.
February 4 - 10 (7 days in total)
February 2 (Saturday) and February 3 (Sunday) are official working days.
April 5 - 7 (3 days in total)
April 29 - May 1 (3 days in total)
April 27 (Saturday) and April 28 (Sunday) are official working days.
Dragon Boat Festival
June 7 - 9 (3 days in total)
September 13 - 15 (3 days in total)
October 1 - 7 (7 days in total)
September 29 (Sunday) and October 12 (Saturday) are official working days.
Reported by Will
Edited by Simon