School Holidays in Shanghai

Information about the school calendar: the dates when the schools in Shanghai close for vacation...

The following are the school term dates and holidays observed by international and Chinese schools in the Shanghai metropolitan area. Private schools may follow a different schedule.

Most schools operate on a five-day schedule with the school day running from 07:30 to 16:30 with a lunch break from 11:30 to 13:00. International schools tend to have a shorter school day from 08:30 to 15:30.

The Chinese school year has two major breaks; a summer holiday from July to August and a winter holiday for the Spring Festival from January to February.

International School Holidays 2012-2013
Chinese New Year 23 to 27 January 2012
Spring Holiday 1 to 13 October 2012
Labour Day 30 April to 1 May 2012
Dragon Boat Festival 22 June 2012
Summer Holiday 28 June to 23 August 2012
Winter Holiday 15 Dec 2012 to 2 January 2013
Chinese New Year 11 to 15 February 2013
Spring Holiday 1 to 5 April 2013
Labour Day 1 May 2013
Dragon Boat Festival 12 June 2013
Summer Holiday Begins 22 June 2013


Chinese School Holidays 2012-2013
Winter Holiday 13 January to 6 February 2012
Qingming Festival 2 to 4 April 2012
May Day 29 April to 1 May 2012
Children's Day 1 June 2012
Dragon Boat Festival 22 to 24 June 2012
Summer Holiday 1 July to 31 August 2012
Mid-Autumn Day 30 September 2012
National Day 1 to 7 October 2012
New Year's Day 1 to 3 January 2013
Winter Holiday (Includes Chinese New Year) 28 January 15 February 2013
Qingming Festival 4 to 6 April 2013
Summer Holiday Begins 1 July 2013
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