Chinese National Holidays in 2024

by | Jan 18, 2024

National Holidays 2024 | That's Mandarin

Here comes a comprehensive list of Chinese National Holidays for 2024, including dates, duration, and compensation work days. Are you ready to embrace the Year of the Dragon? Let’s get started 🐲

Holiday-Related Vocabulary

Let’s begin by looking at the essential terms for the holidays:

Holidays 2024 | That's Mandarin

Èr líng èr sì nián fàng jià ānpái
Holiday arrangements for 2024

fàng jià
holiday; recess
(lit. “to release-holiday”)

annual leave
(lit. “year-holiday”)

bǔ jià
compensatory leave
(lit. “compensatory-holiday”)

Chinese National Holidays in 2024

🗓 Holidays Calendar

Here’s a full list of holidays in 2024:

  • Dec 30-Jan 01: New Year Holiday
  • Feb 10-17: Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year
  • Apr 4-6: Tomb Sweeping Day
  • May 1-5: Labour Day Holiday
  • Jun 8-10: Dragon Boat Festival
  • Sep 15-17: Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Oct 1-7: National Day, or Golden Week

📌 Dec 30 – Jan 1: New Year Holiday (3 Days)

January 1st is considered to be the first day of the year by the Gregorian calendar, commonly used around the world including China. This year January 1st was combined with weekend, so we had a 3-day holiday!

New Year Holidays 2024 | That's Mandarin

New Year

📌 Feb 10-17: Spring Festival (8 Days)

Prepare for joyous reunions and families gatherings! In 2024, the Spring Festival will be celebrated from February 10 to February 17, ushering in the Year of the Dragon.


It is worth noting that Saturdays and Sundays are often adjusted as additional official workdays in China to compensate holiday breaks.

To compensate for a long 8-days break, we’ll need to work on Feb 04 (Sunday) and Feb 18 (Sunday).

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Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year

📌 Apr 4-6: Tomb Sweeping Day (3 Days)

Tomb Sweeping Day, or Qingming Festival in April is a time for families to honor ancestors by visiting their graves, making offerings, and enjoying the blossoming spring scenery.

Falling on April 4 in 2024, it’s a day to cherish memories and connect with cultural roots.


This year, we’ll need to work on April 07 (Sunday) to compensate.

Qingming Holidays 2024 | That's Mandarin

Qīngmíng Jié
Tomb Sweeping Day

📌 May 1-5: Labour Day Holiday (5 Days)

Labour day is a public holiday that celebrates workers contributions to the country. Due to the warm weather over this period, it’s a perfect time to travel to natural settings and enjoy time outside.

This year, you’ll have time to enjoy the holiday for 5 days: from May 01 to May 05.


We’ll need to work on Sunday, April 28 and Saturday, May 11 to compensate.

Labour DayHolidays 2024 | That's Mandarin

Láodòng Jié
Labour Day

📌 June 8-10: Dragon Boat Festival (3 Days)

The Dragon Boat Festival celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Lunar calendar. In 2024, it falls on June 10, Monday.


Since the holiday falls on a Monday, it will be combined with the weekend – no need to work afterwards to compensate!

Dragon Boat Festival Holidays 2024 | That's Mandarin

Duānwǔ Jié
Dragon Boat Festival

📌 Sep 15-17: Mid-Autumn Festival (3 Days)

中秋节 (Zhōngqiū Jié) is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month by the lunar calendar — when the moon is at its fullest. In 2024, we will eat mooncakes and admire the full moon on Tuesday, Sep 17.


We’ll have to work on September 14 (Saturday) to compensate.

All You Need to Know About Mid-Autumn Festival

Zhōngqiū Jié
Mid-Autumn Festival

📌 Oct 1-7: National Day (7 Days)

October first is National Day. It is a day to commemorate the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The holiday that follows lasts until the 7th and it usually referred to as “Golden Week”.


There will be 2 working days on September 29 (Sunday) and October 12 (Saturday) to compensate.

National Day Holidays 2024 | That's Mandarin

Guóqìng Jié
National Day

That’s Mandarin Calendar 2024

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