Source: China Daily (Shenzhen)
The Chinese State Council has approved the declaration of August 11-14 and August 22-24, 2011, as one-off, public holidays to coincide with the upcoming Universiade Games in Shenzhen.
As per the communique released by Huang Guoqiang, the vice secretary general of the Shenzhen Municipal Government, the aforementioned regional public holidays will apply to both the private and public sectors ("all government departments and institutions, enterprises, schools and non-government organizations").
The date of the opening and closing ceremonies, August 12 and August 23, respectively, have been declared one-off public holidays. The 3 other days declared as non-working days by the Shenzhen Municipal Government (August 11, 22 and 24) will be compensated by 3 weekend days having been declared as regular working days (Saturday August 6, Saturday August 20, and Sunday August 21, 2011).
The declaration of municipal public holidays on account of a major international event occurring in a city is a relatively recent trend that is becoming more and more systematic (29-Sep-2010, 20-Aug-2010, 02-Apr-2010) and 06-Aug-2008).
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