Public Holidays in China, 2019

There will be 11 public holidays in China in 2019, if you count all adjustments. Plan communication with business partners and holidays in advance: companies will not be operating, and the tickets price will rise significantly.

Public holidays

Public holidays in China, 2019 (

  • January 1元旦 (“Yuandan”, the New year) Three days off in a row, from 30 December 2018 1 January 2019; 29 Dec (Saturday) – working day.
  • February 4-10 春节 (Chinese new year) Seven consecutive days; Saturday and Sunday (February 2 and 3) are working days.
  • April 5th清明节 (“Qingming”) Three consecutive days, from 5 to 7 April.
  • May 1st — 劳动节 (Labor Day) Three consecutive days from April 29 to May 1; April 27 and 28 are working days.
  • June 7 — 端午节 (Dragon Boat Festival) Three consecutive days, from June 7 to 9.
  • September 13 — 中秋节 (Mid-autumn Festival) Three consecutive days, from September 13 to 15.
  • October 1-7 — 国庆节 (Foundation day of the PRC) Seven consecutive days, Sunday, September 29 and Saturday, October 12 are working days.

But wait, there’s more!

During certain holidays all toll highways in China are free, so that people could reach relatives. Here what days you can go by car for free:

  • Chinese new year: February 4-10
  • Qingming: April 4-7,
  • Labor day: April 29 – May 1
  • Foundation of PRC: October 1-7

* Official announcement of holidays will be released in late November 2018. It is seldom different from what is published on the Internet in advance, but just in case, on the day of publication of the official document I will update this post. (source preliminary date:

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