China's Public Holiday Arrangement for 2023!

Post Date: 9 Dec 2022

China's Public Holiday Arrangement for 2023!

On December 8, China’s General Office of the State Council released the official public holiday schedule for 2023. The schedule features the two major public holidays – Spring Festival and the National Day Holiday.

You have to keep in mind that in China, it’s common to work on the Saturday and Sunday prior to these breaks, as a means of compensating for the long breaks. For example, Saturday 28th January and Sunday 29th January 2023 are marked as official working days in the government calendar.

The biggest advantage 2023 has going for is its slightly longer Golden Week holiday, thanks to the Mid-Autumn festival coinciding with the National Day.

As well as this, private companies have the right to create their own holiday schedules, for examp to allow additional days off, or to request workers to treat the Saturday and Sunday as working days prior to the holidays. The only rule is that the officially mandated holiday dates must be observed.

China’s official public holiday schedule for 2023

With this in hand, you can be sure to get the right dates to plan your next holiday trip(s) in advance!


Holiday dates

Day(s) off & Make-up day(s)

New Year's Day

Dec 31, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023

 3 Days Holiday

Spring Festival

Jan 21 - 27

7 Days Holiday

Jan 28 and 29 will be workdays

Qingming Festival

April 5

1 Day Holiday

Labor Day

April 29 - May 3

5 Days Holiday

April 23 and May 6 will be workdays

Dragon Boat Festival

June 22 - 24

3 Days Holiday

June 25 will be a workday

Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day

Sep 29 – Oct 6

8 Days Holiday

Oct 7 and 8 will be workdays

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