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BEI AWARENESS – Chinese Holiday Schedule

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In the printed circuit board assembly world we are all very dependent on the Chinese holiday schedule.  At BEI Electronics we try to be as proactive as possible in planning around these disruptions to our schedule and thought it would a good idea to share the 2015/2016/2017 Chinese Holiday Schedule.

Chinese-New-Year

2015 / 2016 / 2017 Chinese Public Holiday Calendar
Festival Date Legal Holidays 2015 days off 2016 days off 2017 days off
New Year’s Day Jan. 1 1 day Jan. 1 – 3, 2015 Jan. 1 – 3, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016 –
Jan. 2, 2017
Chinese New Year subject to the lunation 3 days (the first three days of the first lunar month) It falls on Feb. 19, 2015. The holiday is from Feb. 18 to 24. It falls on Feb. 8, 2016. The holiday is from Feb. 7 to 13. It falls on Jan. 28, 2017. The holiday is from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.
Women’s Day Mar. 8 half day for women half day of Mar. 8 half day of Mar. 8 half day of Mar. 8
Arbor Day Mar. 12 no days off no day-off no day-off no day-off
Qingming Festival Apr. 4 or 5 1 day It falls on Apr. 5, 2015. The holiday is from Apr. 4 to 6. It falls on Apr. 4, 2016. The holiday is from Apr. 2 to 4. It falls on Apr. 4, 2017. The holiday is from Apr. 2 to 4.
May Day 1-May 1 day May 1 – 3, 2015 Apr. 30 – May 2, 2016 Apr. 29 – May 1, 2017
Youth Day 4-May half day for youth above 14 years old half day of May 4 half day of May 4 half day of May 4
International Nurse Day 12-May no days off no day-off no day-off no day-off
Children’s Day Jun. 1 1 day for children under 13 years old Jun. 1, 2015 Jun. 1, 2016 Jun. 1, 2017
Dragon Boat Festival the 5th day of the 5th lunar month 1 day It falls on Jun. 20, 2015. The It falls on Jun. 9, 2016. The It falls on May 30, 2017. The
holiday is from Jun. 20 to 22. holiday is from Jun. 9 to 11. holiday is from May 28 to 30.
Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party Jul. 1 no days off no day-off no day-off no day-off
Army Day of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Aug. 1 half day for active army half day of Aug. 1 half day of Aug. 1 half day of Aug. 1
Teachers’ Day Sep. 10 no days off no day-off no day-off no day-off
Mid-Autumn Day Aug. 15 according to the lunar calendar 1 day It falls on Sep. 27, 2015. The holiday is from Sep. 26 to 27. It falls on Sep. 15, 2016. The holiday is from Sep. 15 to 17. It falls on Oct. 4, 2017, within the
National Day holiday.
National Day Oct. 1 3 days (Oct. 1- 3) Oct. 1  – 7, 2015 Oct. 1  – 7, 2016 Oct. 1  – 7, 2017
(be prolonged to Oct. 8)
Journalists’ Day Nov. 8 no days off no day-off no day-off no day-off