21 February 2020

Govt seeks public views on new holiday arrangements, Xinhua says

The government is soliciting views on three proposed public holiday arrangements, Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing a government statement. Under the “Golden Week” holiday introduced in 1999, Chinese enjoy seven non-working days to celebrate the May 1 Labor Day and the same holiday period for the Oct. 1 National Day. Three days of paid holiday are given, and the surrounding weekends are re-arranged so that workers can enjoy seven continuous non-working days. Authorities have adjusted the arrangement several times in the past years to minimize the chaos triggered by millions of people rushing tourist attractions on those holidays, the report said.

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