Public Holidays

In China there are 11 days of national public holiday out of the year:

The New Year’s Day—2 days;

The Spring Festival (usually falling in late January or early and mid-February)—3 days;

The May 1st Labor Day—3 days;

The October 1st National Day—3 days.

It is customary for people to “borrow” weekends to make three-day holidays into three week-long holidays.

Offices and agencies in China follow the five-day week system.