The General Office of the State Council has approved the plan for the 2020 public holidays in China.
The specific arrangements for the date of the 2020 New Year’s Day, Spring Festival, Ching Ming Festival, Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday are as follows:
New Year’s Day is a one-day holiday on Wednesday January 1st 2020.
The end of January brings the most important family holiday, the Spring Festival. In 2020, the start of the Year of the Rat will be a holiday from January 24th to 30th, a total of 7 days. The extra holidays will be compensated by work on Sunday January 19th and Saturday February 1st.
We jump to April for the Ching Ming (Tomb-Sweeping) Festival with three days of holidays from April 5th to 6th.
The important holiday for Labour Day falls on Friday May 1st 2020 and extra holidays will be observed on May 4th and 5th. These will be compensated by working days on Sunday April 26th and Saturday May 9th.
The Dragon Boat Festival holiday will run from June 25th to 27th. Friday June 26th will be compensated by Sunday June 28th becoming a work day.
The 2020 holidays close with a bumper break for National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival with the holidays starting on October 1st and lasting until October 8th. Two of the holidays will be compensated by working days on Sunday September 27th and Saturday October 10th.
The government statement ended by reminding citizens that during the holidays, all regions and departments should properly arrange the work on duty, safety and security. In case of major emergencies, they should report in time and properly dispose of them according to regulations to ensure that everyone will spend the holidays peacefully.