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Chinese Public Holidays 2021

The General Office of the State Council has recently issued the Circular no. 27 (2020) about the arrangement of the Public Holidays in 2021 in the People’s Republic of China.

There are seven legal public holidays, according to the schedule, which are:

  • New Year, falling on January 1st, 2021;

  • Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is one of the longest public holidays in China. 2021 will be the year of the Ox, and the New Year Day will fall on Feburary 12th, 2021. The Spring Festival 2021 will be a 7-day long holiday from Feburary 11th to Feburary 17th and will be preceeded and followed by two makeup days, on Feburary 7th and February 20th;

  • Qingming Festival (knowns as Tomb Sweeping Festival) will be a 3-day holiday from April 3rd to April 5th;

  • Labour Day, as the International Worker’s Day, falls on May 1st, 2021, and will be followed by an additional four days up to May 5th. Workers and employees will be back to work on May 6th, but will also have two make up days on April 25th and May 8th, 2021;

  • Dragon Boat Festival, a 3-day holiday from June 12th to June 14th, 2021;

  • Mid-Autumn Festival, a 3 day holiday from Sep 19th to Sep 21st.

  • National Day and the Golden Week, is a 7-day long holiday, from October 1st to October 7th. With a make up day on October 9th.

Please note that for any employee working during an official public holiday, the employer shall grant no less than 300% of the normal wage that would be paid.


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