Chinese Public Holidays 2023

November 04, 2022

Need to know when Chinese public holidays are in 2023? Here is a list of the holidays, their official days off, and make-up workdays for 2023 in China.

Chinese Public Holidays 2023

Holiday Days Off Make-Up Workdays
New Year Holiday December 31- January 2 None
Spring Festival January 21- 27 January 28-29
International Women's Day* March 8 None
Qing Ming Festival April 5 None
Labour Day Holiday April 29- May 3 April 23, May 6
Youth Day** May 4 None
Children's Day*** June 1 None
Dragon Boat Festival June 22-24 June 25
Army Day**** August 1 None
Mid-Autumn Festival September 29-30 None
National Day Holiday October 1-6 October 7-8
    *International Women’s Day is observed for a half-day by women only.
    **Youth Day is observed for a half-day by individuals between 14 to 28 years old.
    ***Children’s Day is observed by children under 14.
    ****Army Day is observed for a half-day by in-service military personnel.

How to Say Happy Holidays in Chinese?

You can either say:
Jiérì kuàilè

or use the following structure for a more specific wish:

The name of the holiday + 快乐kuàilè.

For example:
Shèngdàn jié kuàilè!
Merry Christmas!

Keep in mind that traditionally, wishing someone "Happy Holidays" for the Tomb Sweeping Festival is considered inappropriate because the Qingming Festival is remembering and honoring the dead. Click here to learn some wishes and useful phrases for the Qingming Festival and what the holiday is about.