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Here's the official Chinese public holiday calendar for 2021

Time to start planning for your next holiday, whether you vacay, staycay or hole up at home

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What a strange year 2020 has been. But as we’re fast approaching its last month, it’s time to get prepared for the holiday season (take a look at some great gift ideas here) and start looking forward to a brand new year. Apparently the State Council of the People's Republic of China is one step ahead and according to Shanghai Fabu has released the official public holiday dates for 2021. Here's what it looks like:

New Year’s Day holiday (three days)
Friday 1 to Sunday 3 January

Spring Festival (seven days)
Thursday 11 to Wednesday 17 February (make-up working days: Sunday 7 and Saturday 20)

Qingming Festival (three days)
Saturday 3 to Monday 5 April

Labour Day (five days)
Saturday 1 to Wednesday 5 May (make-up working days: Sunday 25 April and Saturday 8 May)

Dragon Boat Festival (three days)
Saturday 12 to Monday 14 Jun

Mid-Autumn Festival (three days)
Sunday 19 to Tuesday 21 September (make-up working day: Saturday 18 September)

National Day (seven days)
Friday 1 to Thursday 7 October (make-up working days: Sunday 26 September and Saturday 9 October)

Perhaps no big surprises there, but it still gives you the green light to start planning your next vacay, staycay or whatever you need to feel relaxed and recharged in the new year.

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