(Approved by the State Council on December 23, 1949, and amended on September 18, 1999 according to State Council's 270 Decision )
The following measures have been formulated to regulate the unified national festival and anniversary holidays:
Holidays enjoyed by all citizens:
1. New Year: one day of rest, falling on January 1;
2. Spring Festival: three days of rest, falling on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd days of the first month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar;
3. Labor Day: three days of rest, falling on May 1, 2 and 3;
4. National Day Anniversary: three days of rest, falling on October 1, 2 and 3;
Holidays enjoyed by certain portion of people:
1. Women's Day (falling on March 8): half-day rest enjoyed by women
2. Youth's Day (falling on May 4): half-day rest enjoyed by the young people above 14 years old
3. Children's Day (falling on June 1): half-day rest enjoyed by children below 13 years old; and
4. People's Liberation Army Founding Anniversary (falling on August 1): half-day rest enjoyed by the serviceman in the armed forces.
Ethnic holidays for minority nationalities shall be decided by the local people's governments of the ethnic minority regions, in accordance with the ethnic minorities' custom.
Other specific anniversaries, such as the "February 7 Anniversary", "May 30 Anniversary", "July 7 Anti-Japanese Aggression Anniversary", "August 15 Victory Over Japanese Aggressor Anniversary", "September 18 Anniversary", "Nurses' Day", "Teachers' Day" and "Journalists' Day" etc. are not to be marked with day of rest.
When the holiday enjoyed by all falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the day-of-rest shall be extended onto the following day. When the holiday enjoyed by certain part of people falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it shall not be extended.
The Regulations shall come into effect on the date of promulgation.