Source:The Times (London)
Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Updated: Friday, August 17, 2012
The Beijing municipal government has declared Friday, August 8, 2008, the day of the Olympics' opening ceremony, a one-off municipal public holiday.
Recall that the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) recently considered (2008-03-11) a proposal to make August 8 an annual public holiday called Sports Day.
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