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Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies/Consulates in Foreign Countries

Generally speaking, the Chinese embassies or consulates in foreign countries/regions will be closed on Chinese public holidays and the resident country. Because the holidays of resident countries vary greatly, only the public holidays of China in 2024 are listed here for reference. If you will apply for visa, you'd better read the notice released on its official website beforehand because some Chinese embassies/consulates will be closed on different dates during public holidays.

China's Public Holiday Schedule in 2024

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day December 30, 2023 - January 1, 2024 Saturday - Monday
Chinese New Year February 10 -17 Saturday - the next Saturday
Qingming Festival April 4 - 6 Thursday - Saturday
International Labor Day May 1 - 5 Wednesday - Sunday
Dragon Boat Festival June 8 - 10 Saturday - Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 15 - 17 Sunday - Tuesday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 7 Tuesday - Monday

Note: When a public holiday falls on Sunday, the embassy is closed on the following Monday; when a public holiday falls on a Saturday, the embassy is closed on the preceding Friday.

Please be advised that generally there are more applicants than usual during the first two business days after the holidays and longer waiting time will be expected.

Every country has its own public holidays; most European countries celebrate Good Friday, Easter Day, Christmas Day and their National Day. Some Muslim countries celebrate its Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) and Eid Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice or Kurban Bairam). 

According to tradition, the embassies or consulates in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Germany will also be closed in the following days.
1. USA: Martin Luther King's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 
2. UK: Good Friday, Easter Day, Spring Bank Holiday, Summer Bank Holiday and Christmas Day.
3. Canada: Good Friday, Easter Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civil Holiday, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day and Christmas Day
4. Australia: Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Day, Queen's Birthday and Christmas Day.
5. Germany: Good Friday, Easter Day, Ascension Day, Pentecost Day (Whit Sunday), German Unity Day and Christmas Day

 Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies and Consulates
2024 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in USA
2024 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in UK
2024 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in Canada
2024 Holiday Schedule of Embassy of PRC in Australia
- Last updated on Jan. 03, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Holiday Schedule of Chinese Embassies/Consulates
Asked by Alfredo Cunha from PORTUGAL | Feb. 16, 2021 02:46Reply
How many days is Chinese Embassy in Portugal close during Chinese new year?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa | Feb. 24, 2021 19:28

Five to seven days.
Asked by Hendrik from THAILAND | Feb. 03, 2021 01:40Reply
Dear All how many days will the Chinese Consulate being closed for the Chinese New Year in Phuket.
Answers (1)
Answered by Judy | Feb. 09, 2021 22:36

It may close for 5 to 7 days.
Asked by Petra from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 16, 2020 06:13Reply
What are the holiday schedule for the month of January in Manila Chinese Embassy? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 16, 2020 18:05

The China embassy in Manila will close from Jan. 24 to 28, 2020 for the Chinese New Year holiday.
Asked by Ritxi from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 01, 2020 16:52Reply
Chinese Embassy in Manila holiday in January 2020
May we know the holiday break of the Chinese Embassy in Manila in January 2020. tnx
Answers (1)
Answered by Mandy from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 01, 2020 19:07

The embassy hasn't released the holiday notice for January 2020. You need to call the embassy to know about it.
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