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 2021, the Embassy or Consulate General will be closed on the dates shown below.

Please note the change in date of the observance the International Labor Day from April 30th to May 3rd to synchronize with the PRC schedule.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2021
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Friday New Year’s Day U.S / China
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S
February 11-16 Thur-Tues Chinese (Lunar) New Year China
February 15 Monday President's Day U.S
April 5 Monday Tomb Sweeping Day China
May 3 Monday International Labor Day (observed) China
May 31 Monday Memorial Day U.S
June 14 Monday Dragon Boat Festival China
July 5 Monday Independence Day U.S
September 6 Monday Labor Day U.S
September 21 Tuesday Mid-Autumn Festival China
October 1-5 Fri- Tues Chinese National Day China
October 11 Monday Columbus Day U.S
November 11 Thursday Veterans Day U.S
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S
December 24 Friday Christmas Day