Dates for Major Public Holidays for 2013 Announced
The State Council has already announced the dates of the major public holidays for 2013. The New Year’s Day holiday starts January 1 Tuesday to January 3 Thursday. Work resumes on January 4 Friday and continues through Saturday and Sunday as well.
Spring festival start from the eve on Saturday February 9 that will last for seven days to Friday February 15. February 16 and 17 will be considered as work days. Tomb sweeping holidays is on April 7 Thursday until Saturday April 6, with work resuming on Sunday April 7. Labor Day is on Monday April 29 until May 1 while April 27 and 28 will be considered as working days.
The Dragon Boat Festival which pays homage to the poet Qu Yuan will be on Monday June 10 until Wednesday June 12. Previous days June 8 and 9 will be working days. Mid Autumn Festival is on September 19 Thursday to Sept 21 Saturday. September 22 is a working day. The week-long National day holidays are from October 1st Tuesday to October 7 Monday. Previous days September 29 and 30 will be working days as well as the following Saturday October 12.
The State Council is asking all government departments to make the proper preparations that will ensure the safety of its people during this holiday periods. Accidents should be reported and properly handles using relevant rules.