Holidays and Closures

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The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General observe both U.S. and Chinese holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Chinese holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Embassy or Consulate General Dates of Closure

During the year 2023, the Embassy or Consulate General will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2023
Date Day Holiday Country
January 2 Monday New Year’s Day (observed) U.S/ China
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S
January 23 to 26 Mon to Thu Chinese (Lunar) New Year China
February 20 Monday President's Day U.S
April 5 Wednesday Tomb Sweeping Day China
May 1 Monday International Labor Day  China
May 29 Monday Memorial Day U.S
June 19 Monday Juneteenth national independence day U.S
June 22 Thursday Dragon Boat Festival China
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day U.S
September 4 Monday Labor Day U.S
September 29 Friday Mid-Autumn Festival China
October 2-4 Mon - Wed Chinese National Day China
October 9 Monday Columbus Day U.S
November 10 Friday Veterans Day (observed) U.S
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S
December 25 Monday Christmas Day