■January 31- February 6 (seven days in total)
■January 26 (Sunday) and February 8 (Saturday) are official working days
Tomb Sweeping Day
■April 5-7 (three days in total)
■May 1-3 (three days in total)
■May 4 (Sunday) is an official working day
Dragon Boat Festival
■May 31-June 2 (three days in total)
■September 6-8 (three days in total)
■October 1-7 (seven days in total)
■September 28 (Sunday) and October 11 (Saturday) are official working days
The State Council also released the “Decision on Revising the Measure of National Holidays and Memorial Days” on the same day, which adds some special holidays for certain groups of people, including women, youths, children, and soldiers. It will enter into effect on January 1, 2014.
The schedule of special holidays can be found below:
■March 8: All women enjoy half-day leave
■May 4: Youths over 14 years old enjoy half-day leave
■June 1: Children under 14 years old enjoy the whole day off
Memorial Day of the People’s Liberation Army of China
■August 1: Soldiers on active service enjoy half-day leave
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