01-09.10.2016 – China National Day Celebrations

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01-09.10.2016 – China National Day Celebrations 

China National day it’s one of the most important Chinese holidays. The National Day of the People’s Republic of China is a public holiday in the People’s Republic of China to celebrate their national day, annually on the 1st October since 1949 when the People’s Republic of China was founded. 

1st October is China’s National Day. It is a festival of great importance to the people nationwide and they celebrate it with great felicitation. In the early morning, numerous people arrive at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to see the ceremonial raising of the national flag. This is followed by a great ceremonial review of troops on the Tiananmen Square and various festive activities are held in different regions. When evening comes, fireworks are set off to illuminate the sky brightly and gallantly.

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In 1999, the Chinese government decided that the three days designated for the National Day celebration be combined with the two weekends on either side, thus giving people a seven-day vacation. Also because of the great indulgences during the week, it is regarded as another Golden Week for the Chinese people when they can go out to visit some long-cherished tourist attractions or doing other things people like to do.

Characterised by diverse styles and themes, traditional Chinese festivals are an important part of the country’s history and culture, both ancient and modern. They are also very important family celebrations. For million of Chinese people, national festivals are the only days when they are able to see their families that live spread cross the country.

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Celebrations of The China National Day are starting tomorrow.

The holiday will last for a week 01-09.10.2016, unusually this year the holiday will be from saturday to saturday.

During the holiday most of factories and government offices, including the post office are closed, therefore If you order anything during this period expect its dispatch after the 09th October. Also most seller won’t reply to queries and messages, so instead of chasing them for a response send them best wishes! 🙂 

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If you planing holiday or business trip to China during these holidays, think again. 

Avoid traveling during any of the China’s national holidays if at all possible as thats the most busiest truism periods. Unlike in the West, the average Chinese worker has little to no flexibility in scheduling their vacation/holiday time.  Instead, the entire country essentially takes their vacations at the exact same time!

If you’re attempting to travel or see anything resembling a tourist attraction during these times, you will quickly lose the will to live.  Just imagine if the UK celebrated Christmas, Easter and New Year all on the same week.  Now multiply our population of 64 million by a factor of 21 to make the 1.5 billion of Chinese population – sound crazy! Imagine that.

If you can’t avoid traveling during these times, make all reservations well in advance or sign up with a tour (but expect to pay more).  Consider visiting less popular tourist destinations and staying put in one location until everyone gets back to work.




Coments: 6

  1. Celine says: Reply

    Oh I didn’t know that! Then I will wait with ordering some stuff 😉

    1. EverythingAliexpress says: Reply

      I believe that is the best option 😉

  2. Tia says: Reply

    I encountered a similar situation when I visited Italy meany years ago. Literally everything was closed because it was the holidays and they were on vacation. Thanks for sharing, I will be sure to take a look at the calendar for National Holidays before I visit.

    1. EverythingAliexpress says: Reply

      Awww thanks for the tips Tia, will look in to Italy holidays too before visiting!

  3. Malaika Fernandes says: Reply

    Will make sure to keep an eye out for National days when i travel especially if it is to be my first time

    1. EverythingAliexpress says: Reply

      I totally agree Malaika.

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