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Golden Week (China) – October 1st thru 7th

With the upcoming national holiday (Golden Week) , shippers should anticipate delays relating to work holidays, port closure, and heavy travel.

Three days of paid holiday are given, and the surrounding weekends are re-arranged so that workers in Chinese companies always have seven continuous days of holiday. These national holidays were first started by the government for the PRC‘s National Day in 1999 and are primarily intended to help expand the domestic tourism market and improve the national standard of living, as well as allowing people to make long-distance family visits. The Golden Weeks are consequently periods of greatly heightened travel activity.