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Holidays

Chinese people enjoy over 115 days off, including 104 days of weekends and 11 days of festivals. Employees have 5 to 15 days of paid annual leave and students and teachers have summer and winter vacations that last around three months. The summer vacation in China generally starts around July 1 and ends around August 31. The winter vacation usually falls in January or February, and is set according to the date of the Spring Festival.

Public Holiday Calendar

China has seven legal holidays in a year, including New Year’s Day, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Day, and National Day. In addition to these legal holidays, Chinese people celebrate four other festivals on which some people have a half day of work: Women’s Day, Youth Day, Children’s Da,y and Army Day. Many other galas and anniversaries are celebrated such as Arbor Day and Teachers’ Day.

Tips for Traveling in ‘Golden Weeks’

Among all the Chinese holidays, there are two “Golden Weeks”: Spring Festival Week and National Day Week. Both last for three days, but by combining two weekends with them, people benefit from seven consecutive days off. 

During these two weeks, most people enjoy themselves in a variety of ways and the boost to the economy produced the nickname “Golden Week.” Hotel rooms, train tickets, and airplane tickets will definitely be in great demand. Therefore, it is recommend that people who are planning China tour packages be prepared for huge crowds at major attractions during the Golden Weeks.

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