China 'Extends' This Year's Labor Day Vacation to Four Days
Dou Shicong
DATE:  Mar 22 2019
/ SOURCE:  yicai

(Yicai Global) March 22 -- China's cabinet has re-arranged the country's vacation for International Labor Day to celebrate the occasion over four consecutive days this year, rather than a single day.

The national holiday will run from May 1 to May 4 inclusive while the Sundays either side of those dates, April 28 and May 5, will become working days, the State Council said today.

Beijing typically adjusts working schedules to make for longer holidays but at the cost of working weekends for employees. International Labor Day is typically celebrated on May 1.

Chinese mainland stock markets will not be open on the new vacation days or on the working Sundays.

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Keywords:   International Labor Day,Vocation