2017 Chinese Holiday Schedule

China has just released the dates of the official holidays observed in 2017.  Here’s a calendar so you can plan ahead!

The two longest holidays are Chinese New Year, where businesses may be closed up to ONE MONTH (though the “official” holiday is only one week), and National Day in October where businesses are closed for a week.

Please note that these are the official holidays for MAINLAND China.  Hong Kong has a slightly different calendar as they celebrate some Western holidays as well.  So this calendar would be valid for your suppliers and logistics partners based in Mainland China.  For example in early February do not expect suppliers to be able to respond to you quickly or take our order while they are celebrating Chinese New Year.

  • Dec 31, 2016 – Jan 2, 2017: New Year’s Day (Observed)
    Same as in the West
Year of the Rooster
Year of the Rooster
  • Apr 2-4, 2017: Tomb Sweeping Day or “Qing Ming Jie”
    Traditional holiday honoring one’s ancestors
  • Apr 29 – May 1, 2017: Labor Day
    Same as in some Western countries
  • May 28-30, 2017: Dragon Boat Festival or “Duan Wu Jie”
    Traditional holiday
  • Oct 1-8, 2017: National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival
    The second longest holiday of the year.  Normally two separate holidays, this year Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day are lumped together into one long holiday.   Expect closures up to one week.



Author: Gary

I work with many Amazon sellers to help them source from China. I’ve managed multimillion dollar sourcing campaigns and have been sourcing from China since 2008. I also am an Amazon Private Label seller myself so I know what you’re going through. My goal is to teach you how to source from China quickly and easily so you can own a 7-figure online business.

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