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State Council releases public holiday schedule for 2012

By Bian Yiwen and Liang Yiwen   (Shanghai Daily)

19:43, December 06, 2011

THE State Council today released the timetable for public holidays in 2012 with the dates of public holidays as follows:

New Year's Day holiday will be from January 1 to 3, but people need to work on December 31 (Saturday).

Spring Festival holiday will run from January 22 to 28, but January 21 (Saturday) and January 29 (Sunday) will be made working days to compensate for the extended holiday.

Qingming Festival will be from April 2-4 with March 31 (Saturday) and April 1 (Sunday) turned into working days.

May 1 Labor Day holiday will run from April 29 to May 1 with April 28 (Saturday) the working day.

Dragon Boat Festival holiday will be from June 22-24.

Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday will overlap next year from September 30 to October 7, eight days in total. But people need to work on September 29 (Saturday).

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