Here's the official Chinese public holiday calendar for 2019

Time to plan that perfect trip or prep for parents' impending arrival.

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This blog was originally published on December 9 2018.

Workers of Shanghai, listen up, the official dates for the 2019 public holiday calendar have been released, meaning it's time for excited holidaymakers to plan that perfect trip or prep for parents' impending arrival.

The State Council of the People's Republic of China officially announced the public holiday dates on Thursday 6. While they may not actually differ from most of the dates speculated by the various horoscopes published in the last few weeks, we'd say you can probably go out and safely start booking your flights and trains now. 'Cause it literally doesn't get more official than the State Council.

Anyhow, here they are:

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As China's public holiday system works on a no-pain-no-gain basis, 2019's make-up working days are as follows:

New Year's Day Saturday 29 December 2018 will be a working day.
Spring Festival Saturday 2 February and Sunday 3 February will be working days.
National Day Sunday 29 September and Saturday 12 October will be working days.

So enjoy your holidays in 2019, everyone, whether you vacay, staycay or hole up at home.

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