China Celebrates Golden Week, 黄金周 (huang jin zhou)
Along with the Spring Holiday Festival, this is one of the two ‘Golden Weeks’ that China enjoys. Many businesses will be closed during the festivities, as locals take the opportunity to travel back home or go away for the week. Organizations should communicate this to assignees, so that they are aware that many local shops and other businesses will be closed during this time.
Beijing, the national capital of China, commemorates this important day with military displays and a parade at Tiananmen Square. Other forms of celebrations such as flag-raising ceremonies, song and dance shows, firework displays, and painting and calligraphy exhibitions are also held to celebrate the National Day.
Impact to Relocation
- Delays to household good shipments
- Visa/immigration paperwork may take longer
- Home search/look see visits may be interrupted, or take longer to complete
- Flights and hotels will be limited in availability and cost more than at other times of the year