Need to find out the Public Holidays in China for 2022?

Great we have them all here for you.

Oh, and you’ll get the 2023 dates on this page too!

Public Holidays in China | 2022 Dates

Public Holidays in China | 2023 Dates

Public Holidays in China | What are compensation days?

Public Holidays in China | Public holidays at LTL

Public Holidays in China | FAQ

Yes, in China there is a little system where you have to work Saturday’s and Sunday’s to compensate for holidays.

Sounds weird right? We’ll talk more about soon.


DatesHolidayChinese name
From December 31st to January 2nd 2022International New Year元旦 yuándàn
From January 31st to February 6th 2022Chinese New Year*春节 chūnjié
From April 3rd to 5th 2022Qing Ming Jie**清明节 qīngmíng jié
From April 29th to May 1st 2022Labor Day劳动节 láodòng jié
From June 3rd to 5th 2022Dragon Boat Festival端午节 duānwǔ jié
From September 9th to 11th 2022Mid-Autumn Festival中秋节 zhōngqiū jié
From October 1st to 7th 2022Golden Week***国庆节 guóqìng jié

* Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th January are worked.
** Saturday 2nd April is worked to compensate for Monday 4th.
*** Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October are worked to compensate for the Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October.

These dates are just an estimate and still need to be officially confirmed. 

Others Holidays & Observed Dates in 2022

DatesHolidays & Observance DaysChinese name
15 February 2022Lantern Festival元宵节 yuánxiāo jié
4 March 2022Zhonghe Festival中和节 zhōng hé jié
8 March 2022International Women’s Day*妇女节 fùnǚ jié
4 May 2022Youth Day*青年节 qīngnián jié
1er June 2022Children’s Day*儿童节 értóng jié
1er August 2022Army Day*建军节 jiàn jūn jié
12 August 2022Ghost Festival鬼节 guǐ jié
4 August 2022Chinese Valentine’s Day七夕qīxì
10 September 2022Teacher’s Day教师节 jiàoshī jié
4 October 2022Double Ninth Festival重阳节 chóngyáng jié
11 November 2022Single’s Day双十一 shuāng shíyī


DatesHolidayChinese name
From December 31st to January 2nd 2023International New Year元旦 yuándàn
From January 21st to January 27th 2023Chinese New Year*春节 chūnjié
From April 3rd to 5th 2023Qing Ming Jie**清明节 qīngmíng jié
May 1st 2023Labor Day劳动节 láodòng jié
From June 22nd to 23rd 2023Dragon Boat Festival端午节 duānwǔ jié
From September 29th 2023Mid-Autumn Festival中秋节 zhōngqiū jié
From October 1st to 7th 2023Golden Week***国庆节 guóqìng jié

These dates are just an estimate and still need to be officially confirmed. Same goes for make up days, which haven’t been released yet. 

Others Holidays & Observed Dates in 2023

DatesHolidays & Observance DaysChinese name
5 February 2023Lantern Festival元宵节 yuánxiāo jié
21 February 2023Zhonghe Festival中和节 zhōng hé jié
8 March 2023International Women’s Day妇女节 fùnǚ jié
4 May 2023Youth Day青年节 qīngnián jié
1er June 2023Children’s Day儿童节 értóng jié
1er August 2023Army Day建军节 jiàn jūn jié
12 August 2023Ghost Festival鬼节 guǐ jié
22 August 2023Chinese Valentine’s Day七夕qīxì
10 September 2023Teacher’s Day教师节 jiàoshī jié
23 October 2023Double Ninth Festival重阳节 chóngyáng jié
11 November 2023Single’s Day双十一 shuāng shíyī


So the theory behind moving working days to weekends is this:

Family time in China is so important given the distances many travel to get home

China is a big country. If you were born in the south and work in Beijing, your journey home is not a short one.

For some people trains take a whole day, even longer, so spending two days of travelling means a 3 day holiday shows no reason to go home.

How about making a 3 day holiday a 7 day on instead? Then it becomes worthwhile.

Let’s say we have a holiday Monday-Wednesday. Including the weekend that gives us a 5 day break. Nice, but it could be even better.

By working on two other Saturdays (one before and one after the holiday) this allows two more days of leeway.

These two days can be added onto the current 5 day break (let’s say in this example – Thursday and Friday), meaning the 3 day holiday has become a 7 day one.

Sure working on weekends is no ones idea of fun, but due to the sheer size of China and mass of people, it makes sense for families who wish to spend that valuable time together that may only occur just once a year in many cases due to such busy working schedules.


We are open all year round at LTL Mandarin School so don’t worry, you never miss any classes due to Public Holidays in China.

Your teacher may well be travelling home during the holiday season in China so this might be some re-arranging of classes or a different teacher for a few lessons.

If you have any doubts or questions, just let us know but you’ll never miss any classes with us due to Public Holidays in China.


Are shops open during Public Holidays?

Yes they are.

Chinese national holidays are unlike a lot of holidays in the West in that shops and attractions are busier and more open than ever!

Many travel during Chinese national holidays, especially during the long holidays of National Day and Chinese New Year.

LESSON – do not travel during public Chinese holidays if you can avoid it.

Do Chinese celebrate International New Years?

The international New Year is much less significant in China than for many westerners but it is still celebrated with firework displays and the like.

Do China celebrate Christmas?

No they don’t

Despite this though, the bigger cities of China still decorate shopping malls and supermarkets with Christmas Trees and the usual Christmassy things.

Is Chinese New Year the same date every year?

Not this changes and depends on the Lunar Calendar.

Normally, Chinese New Year would be around the end of January to mid February.

What is the most important holiday in China?

Chinese New Year is the most important.

When does China’s Golden Week begin?

October 1st, the same date every year. This is the National Day of China.

Other Links

Ask us a question!
  • LTL Avatar Manuel Saldaña Quintans
    Manuel Saldaña Quintans , Student Advisor

    Welcome to LTL Mandarin School!

    How can I help you?