China released official 2021 holiday schedule

  • 3 December 2020
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Traditionally, the schedule includes two significant holiday weeks: Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival) and the National Day holiday

The General Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued an order approving the list of public holidays for 2021.

The schedule highlights two main holiday weeks. In 2021, Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) holidays will occur from February 11-17, whereas the National Day holiday will run from October 1-7.

It should be noted that February 7 (Sunday) and February 20 (Saturday) are declared as official working days to compensate for long holiday breaks.

Hong Kong and Macau have separate holiday schedules for 2021.

Official 2021 holiday schedule for Mainland China:




Official non-working days

New Year 元旦
Yuán Dàn
January 1 January 1-3 (3 days in total, Friday to Sunday)
Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) 春节
Chūn Jié
February 12 (first day of the first lunar month) February 11-17 (7 days in total, Thursday to Wednesday). 
February 7 (Sunday) and February 20 (Saturday) – official working days 
Tomb Sweeping Festival (Qingming) 清明节
Qīng Míng Jié
April 4 (15th day of Spring Equinox) April 3-5 (3 days in total, Saturday to Monday)
International Labor Day  劳动节
Láo Dòng Jié
May 1 May 1-5 (5 days in total, Saturday to Wednesday)
April 25 (Sunday) and May 8 (Saturday) – official working days
Dragon Boat Festival 端午节 Duānwǔ Jié June 14 June 12-14 (3 days in total, Saturday to Monday)

Mid-Autumn Day, Mooncake Festival 中秋节
Zhōng Qiū Jié
September 21 (15th day of the 8th lunar month)

September 19-21 (3 days in total: Sunday to Tuesday).
September 18 (Saturday) – official working day
National Day 国庆节
Guó Qìng Jié
October 1  October 1-7 (7 days in total, Friday to Thursday). 
September 26 (Sunday) and October 9 (Saturday) – official working days

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