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China 2015 Public Holidays Amended

Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China (Beijing)
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Following this morning's announcement by the Chinese government of a national holiday for this year's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II, China's General Office of the State Council has released an amended list of China's official annual non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2015.

Thursday, September 3, 2015, has thus been declared as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in China to commemorate the "70th anniversary of the victory in World War II".

As per the Chinese Government release, the declaration of Thursday, September 3, 2015, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in China "aims to allow all people nationwide to participate in activities commemorating China's victory in the war against Japanese aggression and the victory in the World Anti-Fascist War during the holiday on Sept. 3".

In addition, "For the convenience of people across the country to participate in the commemoration", the working day corresponding to Friday, September 4, 2015, has been moved to Sunday, September 6, 2015, thus affording an additional period of 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in China in 2015.

The aforementioned announcement thus amends and extends the list of 2015 official non-working public holidays in China, as announced by China's General Office of the State Council, late last year (2014-12-16).


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