Source:China Business News (Beijing)
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The State Council of China has released the official list of 2004 public holidays, including the list of working Saturdays and Sundays that compensate for the 3 weeklong Golden Week public holidays.
The periods of public holidays in China in 2004 will be:
• January 1. • January 22-28. • May 1-7 • October 1-7
Asis the case since the implementation of the weeklong, Golden Week, public holidays (1999-09-20), in compensation for the additional public holidays, some nearby weekend days have been declared as regular working days. The compensatory working weekend dates in 2004 will be:
• Saturday and Sunday, January 17-18. • Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10.
Recall that, earlier this year (2003-04-21), the May Day, weeklong, Golden Week, public holidays were shortened by the General Office of China's State Council "to prevent the spread of SARS".
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