China Public Holiday Calendar 2019

In China, there are public holidays on 7 legal festivals in a year, namely New Year's Day, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and National Day. During these holidays, the traffic is very busy and your general travel experience will be very crowded.

Here is a detailed 2019 China public holiday schedule for your reference:

Holiday Name
2019 Date
2019 Days Off
New Year's Day
Dec.30, 2018 -Jan.1, 2019
Chinese New Year
School Winter Break
About 15 days before and after Chinese New Year
Woman's Day
Mar.8Half day off on Mar.8
Qingming Festival
Labor Day
May 1
Apr.29-May 1
Dragon Boat Festival
School Summer Break
Early July to late August
Mid-Autumn Festival
National Day

Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

How Public Holidays Affect Tourism

Tourist attractions, hotels, and transportation are at their most crowded on public holidays. Government offices and banks are shut but shops and other amenities stay open.

However, during Chinese New Year, most establishments close for up to a week, except for those which particularly serve travelers, such as hotels and large restaurants.

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Please kindly note that all the Social Welfare Institutions in China will not receive any visits during public holidays and every weekend. The travel experts from us can help you plan the heritage trip reasonably and avoid these times.

Certainly, if you want to visit China to experience traditional Chinese festivals, we can help you too. View our 2019 Spring & Summer Heritage Tours or customize a China orphanage visit now.

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