China Public Holiday 2022 Schedule Released
The State Council released the official China public holiday 2022 schedule through its Circular of the General Office of the State Council on the Arrangement of Public Holidays in 2022 on October 25th 2022.
As is traditional, the holiday schedule features two major week-long holidays (often referred to as ‘Golden Week’): Spring Festival (also known as Chinese New Year) and the National Day holiday.
In 2022, Spring Festival falls between January 31st and February 6th, and the National Day holiday falls between October 1st and 7th.
Foreign human resource managers should note that Saturdays and Sundays are often marked as additional official workdays in China to compensate for long holiday breaks.
For example, in 2022, Saturday, January 29th and Sunday, January 30th, are designated as official workdays to partially offset the seven days off for Spring Festival.
Private companies in China, however, have the right to determine their own schedules – that is, allow for additional days off – so long as the official holiday calendar is maintained.
Official China Public Holiday 2022 Schedule
- January 1st to 3rd, 2022 (three days in total; Saturday to Monday)
Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
- January 31st to February 6th, 2022 (seven days in total; Monday to Sunday)
- Adjusted working days: January 29th, 2022 (Saturday) and January 30th, 2022 (Sunday)
Tomb Sweeping Festival (Ching Ming Festival)
- April 3rd to 5th, 2022 (three days in total; Sunday to Tuesday)
- April 30th to May 4th, 2022 (five days in total; Saturday to Wednesday)
- Adjusted working days: April 24th, 2022 (Sunday) and May 7th, 2022 (Saturday)
Dragon Boat Festival
- June 3rd to 5th, 2022 (three days in total; Friday to Sunday)
- September 10th to 12th, 2022 (three days in total; Saturday to Monday)
- October 1st to 7th, 2022 (seven days in total; Saturday to Friday)
- Adjusted working days: October 8th, 2022 (Saturday) and October 9th, 2022 (Sunday)