If you are planning for business travel to China in 2002, you should
be aware of the Chinese National Holidays. (Besides having your
business card translated to Chinese)
Jan 01 -- New Year's Day.
Feb 12-14 -- Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (3 days)
May 01-03 -- International Labor Day (3 days)
Oct 01-03 -- National Day (3 days)
Important Note Read Carefully: The "weekends" (Sat,Sun days off)
preceeding and following the above 3-day holidays may be shifted from
year-to-year TOWARDS the 3-day block to give a continuous stretch
of 7 days off. You may end up having to work on Sat. or Sun. To
complicate things more, the actual arrangement is usually not finalized
until shortly before the holiday event. Check with your host or travel
agent to confirm.
JUST IN (2002/09/10): Arrangements for the October 1 Holidays.
Sep 28 -- They have to WORK on this Saturday (weekend-shifting).
Sep 29 -- They have to WORK on this Sunday (weekend-shifting).
Oct 01 -- First day of National Day, HOLIDAY.
Oct 02 -- Second day of National Day, HOLIDAY.
Oct 03 -- Third day of National Day, HOLIDAY.
Oct 04 -- DAY OFF because of weekend-shifting on Sep 28.
Oct 05 -- Normal Saturday DAY OFF.
Oct 06 -- Normal Sunday DAY OFF.
Oct 07 -- DAY OFF because of weekend-shifting on Sep 29.
The following days are partial holidays for particular groups of
people. Business meetings may or may not be affected.
-- International Women's Day (All women get a half day off).
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