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China 2014 Public Holidays Released
 
(Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013)

Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China (Beijing)

After conducting a series of informal and formal polls over the past 2 months, China's General Office of the State Council has finally released the official list of China's annual non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014.

The aforementioned announcement of the official 2014 non-working public holidays in China ("Circular on the Arrangement of Certain Holidays in 2014 (guobanfamingdian [2013] No.28)"), follow a formal poll organized last month (27-Nov-2013) by China's General Office of the State Council, itself following up on a series of informal polls the month before (12-Oct-2013) on seven major news websites, asking the Chinese public to choose between 3 different schemes of annual public holidays, each representing a change as compared to China's last overhaul of its non-working public holidays calendar (17-Dec-2007).

Interestingly, the previous overhaul of China's annual list of official non-working public holidays (17-Dec-2007, 10-Dec-2007, 17-Nov-2007) had also been preceded by a similar poll of citizens via the internet (09-Nov-2007).

Despite polling results indicating that about 55 to 60% of respondents were against the week long Golden Week public holidays system instituted almost 15 years ago (20-Sep-1999), all 3 of the options proposed last October included a week long period of public holidays for the Lunar New Year, and the option finally chosen by China's General Office of the State Council for the official 2014 non-working public holidays in China are based, with some tweaks, on plan C which has 2 week long Golden Weeks.

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