Tuesday, October 30, 2007
October 1 – Vacation Time in China
There are three occasions in the year when workers get one week vacation in China. The first is during the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year: the biggest and most celebrated festival in China and parts of east and southeast Asia. It usually falls in February. The second is the first week of May: International Labor Day, and the third is on October 1: National Day, the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Workers in China get one week off three times a year and more than 300 million people travel within China on these occasions.