The Chinese work seven days a week

China working hours

It operates a five-day week from Monday to Friday across China. The normal working hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with a lunch break from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the regular days off (Saturday and Sunday), the Chinese also enjoy public holidays such as the New Year (from December 30th - January 1st), Spring Festival (from the 30th day of the twelfth month to the 6th of the first month of the Chinese lunar year ), Qing Ming Festival (from April 4 to April 6), May Day (from May 1 to May 3), Dragon Boat Day (on the 5th of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar year), Mid-Autumn Day (on the 15th of the 8th) Month of the Chinese Lunar Year) and National Day (from September 29th to October 5th). However, fluctuations can arise due to different sectors, time differences or politics in different cities.

Working hours in the different areas in China

1. The offices work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday with a two-and-a-half hour lunch break and siesta. They are mostly closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

2. Post offices and banks are usually open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On weekends and public holidays, working hours are reduced by two to three hours. Some banks may be closed on weekends and public holidays as there are many self-service banks with CDM, ATM and ATMs installed.

3. Hospitals are usually open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a two-and-a-half hour break. On weekends and public holidays, working hours have been reduced to half a day or less. But the emergency rooms of the clinics are open 24 hours a day.

4. Kiosks, small shops, supermarkets and department stores are there Every day open from 8.30 a.m.-9.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.-10.30 p.m.. Many kiosks and small shops open earlier and close later. During the May and National Day holidays, many shops extend their service by half an hour to an hour and a half. However, it is different during the Spring Festival. Many of them are closed in the early afternoon on the eve of the Spring Festival, and some of them close on January 1st-January 2nd on the Chinese lunar year.

5. Most large restaurants are open daily from 10.30-11.00 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.-10 p.m. with an afternoon break from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Small restaurants also provide breakfast and open much earlier at 7:00 am and have no afternoon break. Their opening times are always longer on weekends and public holidays, including the evening before the Spring Festival.

Public Holidays in China

There are several public holidays in China each year. People do not have to go to work during these public holidays. You can rest or go on a trip on her days off. You can find out the details of the public holidays in China in 2020 and 2021 here.