how to explain to foreigners how we take days off on National holiday(10/1) Yesterday i was explaining to a foreign friend over the phone how we take days off on our national holiday(10/1). Finally i have to ask him to watch the calendar on Windows so that i can illustrate how it works. Anyway it is complicated even to some chinese. Can any english speaker help to polish my explannation? We have 3 days off on National holiday,and plus two weekends, we have 7 days off in total. And the government wants us to have 7 days off in a row, (aka, golden week). As a result, we need to stagger working time to make that happen. Like this year, we will work on 9/27 and 9/28, which are weekend days. but we will have the next two days off to make it up, and then 10/1 -10/3 are public holidays, after that, comes weekend again. so in this sense, we have a golden week...... But again, each year is different......
Sep 18, 2008 5:22 AM
Answers · 2
We don't get 7 days off because we have to work on the weekend, the days have just been moved, so it's NOT a holiday! We have to work 9 solid days before we get our weekend on a monday and tuesday followed by 3 ACTUAL days off. How golden does that sound now???
September 25, 2008
We have 3 days of statutory holiday. Besides that, 2 working days are moved to the weekend, so we get 7 consecutive days off.
September 18, 2008
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