Chinese Order Cut-Off & Golden Week

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Executive Summary

  1. Order cut-off for pre-Chinese New Year delivery is this Wednesday – September 30th
  2. Our China Office will be closed from October 1st to October 8th (inclusive) for China ‘Golden Week’ National Holiday

Chinese New Year Order Cut-Off Date

In order for us to program orders for delivery before Chinese New Year, we are asking all customers to place their orders with us before Wednesday, September 30th 2020.

As you are probably well aware, China operates on an 11-month calendar, in order to celebrate the annual ‘Chinese New Year’ lunar festival. Whether or not this year will see the world’s largest migration of humans once again (due to recent events) remains to be seen, however, our staff and factories will down-tools for the month of February all the same.

‘Golden Week’ National October Holiday

As if a six-month break wasn’t enough for 2020, the CCP celebrates their greatness once again by giving everyone a week off – known in China as ‘Golden Week’. The legal holiday for Chinese National Day is 3 days in mainland China, 2 days in Macau and 1 day in Hong Kong. In the mainland, the 3 days are usually connected with the weekends ahead and after, hence people can enjoy a 7-day holiday from Oct. 1st to 7th, which is the so-called ‘Golden Week’.

Atlas Furniture Asia China Office Golden Week Closing Times

During this time, our Bangkok & UK-based staff will be on-hand to respond, but our Chinese staff will not.

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3 days’ legal holiday weekend deferred holiday for Oct. 3 (Sat) deferred holiday for Mid-autumn Day on Oct. 1 advance leave for Oct. 10 (Sat) and Oct. 11 (Sun)

* Note: The holiday dates are Oct. 1st to 8th 2020, one day longer than normal years because of the Mid-autumn Day falling on Oct. 1. People will be on duty on Oct. 10 (Sat) and Oct. 11 (Sun).

Falling in autumn season with clear weather and comfortable temperatures, the Chinese National Day holiday is a golden time for travel. It is the longest public holiday in China besides the Chinese New Year. The weeklong holiday enables both short-distance and long-distance trips, resulting in a boom of tourist revenue, as well as an overwhelming tourist crowd.

Origin of China National Day

October 1st 1949 was the memorial day for the founding of the People’s Republic of China. One thing that should be noted is that the PRC was not founded on that day. Actually the Chinese independence day was September 21st 1949. The grand ceremony held at Tiananmen Square on October 1st 1949 was to celebrate the forming of the Central People’s Government of the brand new country. Later on October 2nd 1949, the new government passed the ‘Resolution on the National Day of the People’s Republic of China’ and declared October 1 to be the Chinese National Day. Ever since 1950, every October 1st has been grandly celebrated by Chinese people.

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