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China, Here Are Your 2016 Public Holidays

2015-12-20 ThatsBJ城市漫步 ThatsBJ城市漫步

By Bridget O'Donnell

Time to start planning your holidays for the year ahead. Last week, China’s General Office of the State Council released the complete public holiday schedule for 2016, and boy does it look... pretty much the same as it always has.

Sadly, 2016 won't see the return of this year's inaugural Victory Day or the "Anti-Fascist Military Parade." That was a one-time thing, intended to commemorate the 70th anniversary of China's victory over Japan in the Second World War. But the good news is, you'll only have to work six weekend days in 2016! Because nothing says "enjoy your holiday" quite like having to pay it back.

Without further ado, your 2016 public holidays...

New Years Day 2016

Date: Friday, January 1, 2016
Days off: January 1-3 2016 (Friday-Sunday)
No Adjusted Working Days

Chinese New Year (otherwise known as "Spring Festival") 2016

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Days off: February 7-13, 2016 (Sunday-Saturday)
Adjusted Working Days: Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 14

Tomb Sweep Festival (otherwise known as "Qingming") 2016

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Days off: April 2-4, 2016 (Saturday-Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days

May Day 2016

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Days off: April 30-May 2, 2016 (Saturday-Monday)
No Adjusted Working Days

Dragon Boat Festival 2016

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Days off: June 9-11, 2016 (Thursday-Saturday)
Adjusted Working Days: Sunday, June 12

Mid-Autumn Festival 2016

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Days off: September 15-17, 2016 (Thursday-Saturday)
Adjusted Working Days: Sunday, September 18

National Day (otherwise known as "Golden Week") 2016

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Days off: October 1-7, 2016 (Saturday-Friday)
Adjusted Working Days: Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9

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