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China 2016 Public Holidays Released

Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China (Beijing)
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015


Earlier this morning, China's General Office of the State Council released the official list of non-working public holidays in China in 2016, as well as 2016 bridge public holidays, and compensatory Saturdays and Sundays for the upcoming calendar year 2016.

The aforementioned announcement of the official 2016 non-working public holidays in China ("Circular on the Arrangement of Certain Holidays in 2016 (Guobanfamingdian [2016] No.18)"), follows a relatively quiet year of public holidays in China (2014-12-16), following the year 2014 which saw recriminations by citizens on the web, the axing the National Holiday Office (NHS), created in 2000, and tasked with the determination of China's annual non-working public holidays schedule (2014-09-17), and rumours that the Golden Weeks system was coming to an end (2014-09-21), followed by online polls (2013-11-27 and 2013-10-12), leading to the reinstatement of the Lunar New Year Eve public holiday in China, since then (2014-12-16 and 2013-12-11).


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