Plan Your 2020 Holidays

The 2020 Chinese public holiday schedule is out, so get ready to plan your holidays this year. Since the Mid-Autumn Festival coincides with National Day, there are seven legal holidays in 2020. This news has already become a hot topic among people planning their trips.

Kicking off the holiday schedule, with one day off, is New Year’s Day on Wednesday, January 1. Chinese New Year (CNY) is a bit early in 2020, with the holiday starting Friday, January 24, to Thursday, January 30, and CNY Day on Saturday, January 25. The adjusted workdays are Sunday, January 19, and Saturday, February 1. Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) is Saturday, April 4, to Monday, April 6, allowing for a three-day weekend, with no workdays to make up. The next holiday brings five glorious days off, with Labor Day from Friday, May 1, to Tuesday, May 5. Of course, this means you will have to make up days at work on Sunday, April 26 and Saturday, May 9.

The Dragon Boat Festival is from Thursday, June 25 to Saturday, June 27, but you are back to work on Sunday, June 28. So, don’t stay out too late on Saturday night.

This year is special combining National Day and Golden Week starting on Thursday, October 1, and running to Thursday, October 8. Don’t forget to go to work on Sunday, September 27, and Saturday, October 10. It is recommended you confirm these days with your place of work.