China Public Holiday 2024 Schedule: Embracing the Year of the Dragon

As 2024 approaches, understanding the public holiday arrangements in Mainland China, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the Macau Special Administrative Region becomes crucial for everyone. Whether you plan to travel to these regions or work and live there, knowing the specific dates of the “2024 China, Hong Kong, and Macau Public Holidays” can help you better organize personal and family time, ensuring you don’t miss any important festival celebrations and rest opportunities. From the festive atmosphere of the Spring Festival to the solemnity of the Qingming Festival, and the bustling National Day, each holiday carries unique cultural significance and social value. This article will provide a detailed interpretation of all the public holidays in 2024 across China.

Mainland China Public Holiday Schedule 2024

As we step into the Year of the Dragon, a symbol of power, luck, and prosperity, it’s crucial for both locals and the international community in China to familiarize themselves with the official public holiday schedule. Following approval from the State Council, the 2024 public holiday arrangement for key festivals such as New Year’s Day, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and National Day is as follows:

  • New Year’s Day: January 1, with an extended weekend off.
  • Spring Festival: February 10 to February 17, a total of 8 days off. Workdays on February 4 (Sunday) and February 18 (Sunday). Units are encouraged to implement paid annual leave policies to allow employees to rest on New Year’s Eve (February 9).
  • Qingming Festival: April 4 to April 6, a total of 3 days off. Workday on April 7 (Sunday).
  • Labor Day: May 1 to May 5, a total of 5 days off. Workdays on April 28 (Sunday) and May 11 (Saturday).
  • Dragon Boat Festival: June 10, with an extended weekend off.
  • Mid-Autumn Festival: September 15 to September 17, a total of 3 days off. Workday on September 14 (Saturday).
  • National Day: October 1 to October 7, a total of 7 days off. Workdays on September 29 (Sunday) and October 12 (Saturday).

During the holiday periods, departments and regions across China should arrange duty rosters and ensure safety, security, and epidemic prevention measures are in place. In case of major emergencies, relevant protocols must be followed for timely reporting and appropriate response to ensure the public spends the holiday season in peace and safety.

China Public Holiday 2024

China Hong Kong Public Holidays 2024

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • February 10-13: Chinese New Year
  • March 29: Good Friday
  • March 30: The day following Good Friday
  • April 1: Easter Monday
  • April 4: Ching Ming Festival
  • May 1: Labour Day
  • May 15: Buddha’s Birthday
  • June 10: Dragon Boat Festival
  • July 1: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
  • September 18: The day following the Mid-Autumn Festival
  • October 2: National Day
  • October 11: Chung Yeung Festival
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 26: The first weekday after Christmas Day

China Macau Public Holidays 2024

  • January 1 (Monday): New Year’s Day
  • February 10 (Saturday): Lunar New Year’s Day
  • February 11 (Sunday): The second day of Lunar New Year
  • February 12 (Monday): The third day of Lunar New Year
  • March 29 (Friday): Good Friday
  • March 30 (Saturday): The day before Easter
  • April 4 (Thursday): Ching Ming Festival
  • May 1 (Wednesday): Labour Day
  • May 15 (Wednesday): Buddha’s Birthday
  • June 10 (Monday): Dragon Boat Festival
  • September 18 (Wednesday): The day following the Mid-Autumn Festival
  • October 1 (Tuesday): National Day of the People’s Republic of China
  • October 2 (Wednesday): The day following National Day
  • October 11 (Friday): Chong Yeung Festival
  • November 2 (Saturday): All Souls’ Day
  • December 8 (Sunday): Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 20 (Friday): Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
  • December 21 (Saturday): Winter Solstice
  • December 24 (Tuesday): Christmas Eve
  • December 25 (Wednesday): Christmas Day

Days off granted by the Chief Executive for public administration staff:

  • February 9 (Friday afternoon): Lunar New Year’s Eve
  • December 31 (Tuesday afternoon): New Year’s Eve

Public administration staff compensatory holidays as per the regulations:

  • February 13 (Tuesday): Compensatory holiday for the first day of Lunar New Year
  • February 14 (Wednesday): Compensatory holiday for the second day of Lunar New Year
  • April 1 (Monday): Compensatory holiday for the day before Easter
  • November 4 (Monday): Compensatory holiday for All Souls’ Day
  • December 9 (Monday): Compensatory holiday for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 23 (Monday): Compensatory holiday for Winter Solstice


GWBMA extends its sincere wishes to all our friends in the People’s Republic of China, including the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. May each one of you enjoy happiness and joy in the coming year, both in your professional and personal lives. Let’s move forward together, looking forward to more wonderful moments.


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