Changes in 2014 Public Holidays Released
The Chinese Cabinet and the State Council has released the arrangements for next year’s public holidays which kept the Golden Week holidays set for the Spring Festival and National Day but removed the Chinese New Year Eve. Next year’s Spring Festival will start on January 31 which is the first day of the lunar New Year and will end on February 6. January 26 and February 8 will be considered as working days to help in accommodate the week long Spring Festival holiday.
The National Day holiday is also a week long starting from October 1 until the 7 with September 28 and October 11 working days to accommodate the holidays as well. one day holidays are Qingming Festival in April 5, New Year’s Day in January 1, May 1 Labor Day, Mid Autumn Festival in September 8 and Dragon Boat Festival in June 2. The Qingming Festival is said to have three day holidays since it falls on a Saturday and will be moved to Monday. Labor Day holiday also has three days from May 1 to 3 and May 4 will be considered a working holiday,
The new arrangements attracted a mixed response among the citizens with the majority saying that the Chinese New Year’s Eve was taken from the list since its part of a traditional event wherein families gather for reunions.