On December 10th, the State Council announced the dates for 2016 national holidays. As with last year, the Lunar New Year holiday comes with a working day during the weekends before and after the weeklong holiday. The other weeklong National Day holiday is followed by a two-day working weekend.

The 2016 dates for major holidays and adjusted working days are follows:

New Year’s Day: Jan. 1-3

Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year): Feb. 3-13. Working days: Saturday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 14

Qingming (Tomp-Sweeping Day): April 4- 6

Worker’s Day: May 1-2.

Duanwu (Dragon Boat Festival): June 9-11th. Working day: Sunday, June 12

Mid-Autumn Festival: Sept. 15-17. Working day: Sunday, Sept. 18

National Day: Oct. 1-7. Working days: Saturday Oct. 8–Sunday, Oct. 9

(Photo by Ivan Bandura via Flickr)

Posted by Shuang Shan