Holidays in China 2023

The State Council released the 2023 official public holidays in China on December 8, 2022, please check the official source here. There are six public holidays with 26 days, 11 of which fall on weekdays, eight are on weekends, and seven are switched from other weekend days.

Same as in previous years, there are two major long public holidays, and each takes seven or more days: Chinese New Year and National Day. Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day are two different celebrations in China, but they are celebrated together in 2023.

New Year Holiday
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

  • The holiday lasts three days from December 31, 2022 to January 2, 2023;
  • December 31, 2022 and January 1, 2023 are weekends;
  • One day (January 2, 2022) falls on a weekday.

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important time for the family union. Hundreds of thousands of people who work outside will go back to their hometowns to meet families and friends.

  • The holiday lasts seven days, from January 21 to 27, 2023;
  • January 21 and January 22, 2023 are weekends;
  • January 28, 2023 (Saturday) and January 29, 2023 (Sunday) are adjusted working days;
  • Three days fall on weekdays.

Ching Ming Festival
The festival is also called Tomb Sweeping Festival, a traditional Chinese festival observed in China and Southeast Asia. People visit and sweep ancestral tombs and make ritual offerings, typically food dishes, fruits, and the burning of joss sticks and spirit money.

  • April 5, 2023, one day in total.

Labor Day
Labour Day is to celebrate the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

  • The holiday lasts five days, from April 29 to May 3, 2023;
  • April 29 and April 30 are weekends (Saturday and Sunday);
  • April 23, 2023 (Sunday) and May 6, 2023 (Saturday) are adjusted working days;
  • One holiday falls on a weekday.

Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival is a holiday based on the traditional Chinese calendar commemorating the death of Qu Yuan (340–278 BC), a poet and a reformer in the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period.

  • The holiday lasts three days, from June 22 to June 24, 2023;
  • June 22 is on the weekend, and June 25, 2023 is adjusted working days;
  • One holiday falls on a working day.

Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day
Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals dating back 3,000 years, and mooncakes are the traditional food during the festival. National Day commemorates the formal establishment of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. The two holidays will be celebrated together in 2023.

  • The holiday lasts eight days from September 29 to October 6, 2023;
  • September 30 and October 1 are weekends;
  • October 7, 2023 (Saturday) and October 8, 2023 (Sunday) are adjusted holidays;
  • Four days fall on working days.

The following is the list of public holidays in China 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayWeekend Holiday
New Year's DayJan 02, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Chinese New Year EveJan 21, 2023SaturdayWeekend Holiday
Chinese New YearJan 22, 2023SundayWeekend Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayJan 23, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayJan 24, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayJan 25, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayJan 26, 2023ThursdayWeekend Switch
Chinese New Year HolidayJan 27, 2023FridayWeekend Switch
Qingming FestivalApr 05, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Labour Day HolidayApr 29, 2023SaturdayWeekend Holiday
Labour Day HolidayApr 30, 2023SundayWeekend Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Labour Day HolidayMay 02, 2023TuesdayWeekend Switch
Labour Day HolidayMay 03, 2023WednesdayWeekend Switch
Dragon Boat FestivalJun 22, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Dragon Boat FestivalJun 23, 2023FridayWeekend Switch
Dragon Boat FestivalJun 24, 2023SaturdayWeekend Holiday
Mid-Autumn FestivalSep 29, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Mid-Autumn FestivalSep 30, 2023SaturdayWeekend Holiday
National DayOct 01, 2023SundayWeekend Holiday
National Day HolidayOct 02, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
National Day HolidayOct 03, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
National Day HolidayOct 04, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
National Day HolidayOct 05, 2023ThursdayWeekend Switch
National Day HolidayOct 06, 2023FridayWeekend Switch

The following weekends are working days:

Jan 28, 2023SaturdayJun 25, 2023Sunday
Jan 29, 2023SundayOct 07, 2023Saturday
Apr 23, 2023SundayOct 08, 2023Sunday
May 06, 2023Saturday

Please check references here or check working days in China in 2023.

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