China 2012 Holiday Dates

China 2012 Holiday Dates

The days are getting darker and the air is getting colder, which means the year 2011 is coming to an end.

For people living and working in China, the China 2012 holiday dates have been published, which means you get to find out what days you get off, together with the days you have to work for 2012. Here come the dates:

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NEW YEAR’S DAY
Days off: January 1-3
Work day: Saturday, December 31, 2011
What it means: We get Sunday-Tuesday off but we have to work a six-day week beforehand.

SPRING FESTIVAL
Days off: January 22-28
Work day: Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 29
What it means: Get seven days off but have to work for two weekends beforehand.

QING MING (TOMB SWEEPING) FESTIVAL
Days off: April 2-4
Work day: Saturday, March 31-Sunday, April 1
What it means: Get two days off but have to have to work a seven day week to “earn” it.

LABOR DAY
Days off: April 29-May 1  
Work day: Saturday, April 28
What it means: Got to work a six-day week.

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Days off: June 22-24
No extra work day
What it means: Get a long weekend.

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL & NATIONAL DAY
Days off: September 30-October 7
Work day: Saturday, September 29
Translation: Eight days off but have to work a six-day week.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!