If you are planning for business travel to China in 2003, you should
be aware of the Chinese National Holidays. (Besides having your
business card translated to Chinese)
Jan 01 -- New Year's Day.
Feb 01-03 -- 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(2003/01/19): Arrangements for the Chinese New Year Holidays
Feb 01 -- First day of Chinese New Year -- HOLIDAY
Feb 02 -- Second day of Chinese New Year -- HOLIDAY
Feb 03 -- Third day of Chinese New Year -- HOLIDAY
Feb 04 -- Make-up day because Feb 01 is a Saturday -- DAY OFF
Feb 05 -- Make-up day because Feb 02 is a Sunday -- DAY OFF
Feb 06 -- DAY OFF because of weekend-shifting from Feb 08.
Feb 07 -- DAY OFF because of weekend-shifting from Feb 09.
Feb 08 -- They have to WORK on this Saturday (weekend-shifting)
Feb 09 -- They have to WORK on thie Sunday (weekend-shifting)
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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