The official Chinese public holiday calendar for 2020 has been published, revealing a further extension to the May 1 holiday, as well as an eight-day Golden Week, giving Chinese workers more time off to travel in the new year.
The holiday calendar for 2020 is:
New Year’s Day: One day off, on Wednesday, January 1
Chinese New Year: Seven days off, from Friday, January 24 to Thursday, January 30. Working days on Sunday, January 19 and Saturday, February 1.
Qingming: Three days off, from Saturday, April 4 to Monday, April 6.
Labor Day: Five days off, from Friday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 5. Working days on Sunday, April 26 and Saturday, May 9.
Dragon Boat Festival: Three days off, from Thursday, June 25 to Saturday, June 27. Working day on Sunday, June 28.
Golden Week (National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival): Eight days off, from Thursday, October 1 to Thursday, October 8. Working days on Sunday, September 27 and Saturday, October 10.
For more information, read our guide to Chinese holidays or watch our webinar on Chinese holidays and seasonal travel trends.