Schedule for 2012 Chinese public holidays

Updated: 12 Dec 2011
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The China State Council released the “Circular on Part of the Holiday Arrangement in 2012” on 5th December and announced the arrangement of national holidays in 2012.
 
China has 7 legal festivals in a year including New Year's Day, Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day.
 
Below is the official public holiday schedule in 2012 announced by the State Council on the Chinese mainland.
 
Official public holiday schedule for 2012 on Chinese mainland
Festival
Date
Legal Holidays
Days off in 2012
Note
New Year's Day
January 1
3 days
Jan 1-3
Dec. 31 (Saturday) is an official working day
Spring Festival
Subject to Chinese lunar calendar
7 days
Jan 22-28
Jan. 21 (Saturday) and Jan. 29 (Sunday) are official working days
Tomb Sweeping Day
April 4 or 5
3 days
April 2-4
Mar. 31 (Saturday) and April 1 (Sunday) are official working days
May 1
3 days
April 29-May 1
April 28 (Saturday) is an official working day.
Dragon Boat Festival
The 5th day of the
5th lunar month
3 days
June 22-24
n/a
Mid-Autumn Day
The 15th day of the 8th lunar month
8 days
Sep. 30-Oct. 7
Sep. 29 (Saturday) is an official working day.
National Day
Oct. 1
 
SOURCE: WOT Info
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