Holidays in China 2024

There are seven public holidays with 30 days, 11 of which fall on weekdays, 12 are on weekends, and seven are switched from other weekend days.

Same as in previous years, there are two long public holidays, and each takes seven or more days: Chinese New Year and National Day.

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 falls on January 1, 2024;

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 eight days from February 10 to 17, 2024;
  • February 10 , 11 and 17, 2024 are weekends;
  • February 4 and 18 are working days.

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.

  • The holiday lasts three days, from April 4 to 6, 2024;
  • April 6 is a weekend;
  • April 7 is a working day.

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 May 1 to May 5, 2024;
  • May 4 and May 5 are weekends;
  • April 28 and May 11 are working days.

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 falls on June 10, 2024;

Mid-Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals dating back 3,000 years, and mooncakes are the traditional food during the festival.

  • The holiday lasts three days from September 15 to 17, 2024;
  • September 15 is a weekend;
  • September 14 is a working day.

National Day
National Day commemorates the formal establishment of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949.

  • The holiday lasts seven days from October 1 to 7, 2024;
  • October 5 and 6 are weekends;
  • September 29 and October 12 are working days.

The following is the list of public holidays in China 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Chinese New YearFeb 10, 2024SaturdayWeekend Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayFeb 11, 2024SundayWeekend Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayFeb 12, 2024MondayWeekend Switch
Chinese New Year HolidayFeb 13, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayFeb 14, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayFeb 15, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Chinese New Year EveFeb 16, 2024FridayWeekend Switch
Chinese New Year HolidayFeb 17, 2024SaturdayWeekend Holiday
Qingming FestivalApr 04, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Qingming Festival HolidayApr 05, 2024FridayWeekend Switch
Qingming Festival HolidayApr 06, 2024SaturdayWeekend Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Labour Day HolidayMay 02, 2024ThursdayWeekend Switch
Labour Day HolidayMay 03, 2024FridayWeekend Switch
Labour Day HolidayMay 04, 2024SaturdayWeekend Holiday
Labour Day HolidayMay 05, 2024SundayWeekend Holiday
Dragon Boat FestivalJun 10, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Mid-Autumn Festival HolidaySep 15, 2024SundayWeekend Holiday
Mid-Autumn Festival HolidaySep 16, 2024MondayWeekend Switch
Mid-Autumn FestivalSep 17, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
National DayOct 01, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
National Day HolidayOct 02, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
National Day HolidayOct 03, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
National Day HolidayOct 04, 2024FridayWeekend Switch
National Day HolidayOct 05, 2024SaturdayWeekend Holiday
National Day HolidayOct 06, 2024SundayWeekend Holiday
National Day HolidayOct 07, 2024MondayWeekend Holiday

Some holidays may change. Please check the working days in China in 2024.

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