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19 Dec, 2014

China announces major holiday dates for 2015

BEIJING, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) — The State Council, China’s cabinet, announced major holiday dates for 2015:

New Year’s Day: Jan. 1 – Jan. 3, with Jan. 4 (Sunday) as a working day.

Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year): Feb. 18 – Feb. 24. Feb.15 (Sunday) and Feb. 28 (Saturday) are working days.

Qingming (Tomb-Sweeping Day): April 5 – April 6.

Workers Day: May 1 – May 3.

Duanwu (Dragon Boat Festival): June 20 – June 22

Mid-Autumn Festival: Sept. 27

National Day: Oct. 1 to Oct. 7, with Oct. 10 (Saturday) as a working day.

The State Council urged all departments to make preparations for people’s safety during holiday periods.