If you are planning for business travel to China in 2005, you should
be aware of the Chinese Public Holidays. (Besides having your
business card translated to Chinese)
Jan 01 -- New Year's Day
Jan 02 -- Second Day of New Year
Jan 03 -- Third Day of New Year
Feb 09-11 -- 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 (Golden Week). They may end up having to work on other Sat. or
Sun. to make up. 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.
** Tentative dates for the 3 "Golden Weeks" in 2005:
Feb 09-16 -- Spring Festival Golden Week
May 01-07 -- Labor Day Golden Week.
Oct 01-07 -- National Day Golden Week
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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