China’s Releases 2010 National Holiday Schedule

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BEIJING, Dec. 8 – The Chinese government released the national holiday schedule for 2010 today. There are 11 official state holidays next year, with two “Golden Week” holidays that combine weekends to create a seven-day holiday.

The New Year holiday will be from January 1 to 3 while the Spring Festival will span from February 13 to February 19, employees at most companies will have to work on Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21.

The Qingming Festival, or tomb-sweeping day, will be from April 3 to April 5. Labor Day will be from May 1 to May 3, and the Dragon Boat Festival from June 14 to June 16, most people will have to work on June 12 and June 13 as June 14 falls on a Monday.

The Mid-Autunm Festival will be from September 22 through September 24, with most people working on Sunday, September 19 and Saturday, September 25 to compensate for the three-day holiday that falls Wednesday to Friday.

The National Holiday Golden Week will fall from October 1 through October 7, with Sunday, September 26 and Saturday, October 9 set aside as working days.