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China 2006 Public Holidays Schedule Announced

Source: State Council of China (Beijing)
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2005
Most recent follow-up news item: October 25, 2021

The State Council of China has released the official list of 2006 public holidays, including the list of working Saturdays and Sundays that compensate for the 3 weeklong Golden Week public holidays.

The periods of public holidays in China in 2006 will be:

• January 1-3.
• January 29-February 4.
• May 1-7
• October 1-7

As was the case in past years (2004-12-20, and 2003-12-19), and more generally since the implementation of the weeklong, Golden Week, public holidays (1999-09-20), in compensation for the additional public holidays, some nearby weekend days have been declared as regular working days.

The compensatory working weekend dates in 2006 will be:

• Saturday, December 31, 2005.
• Saturday, January 28.
• Sunday, February 5.
• Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30.
• Saturday, September 30.
• Sunday, October 8.

Note that, since last year (2004-11-26), China's State Council has in discussions with various government agencies, with a view to possibly cancel the weeklong public holidays around the Lunar New Year, Labor Day, and Chinese National Day.

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