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Ariane
foreigners' new year holiday chinese new year (spring festival )is coming, yesterday i was told foreigners' new year holiday is over . is that true?usually how long is it? then usually when will you begin work after this holiday?
Jan 16, 2011 1:41 AM
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A lot of people take their annual holidays at this time as the schools are closed and there is no one to look after the children.
January 16, 2011
In Russia, the main winter holiday for most people is New Year (December 31). Religious people also celebrate Christmas (January 7). People working for the state usually have a 10 days holiday from Dec 31 to Dec 10. If you work for a private company they often make you return to work earlier. Also we have a nice goofy tradition - The Old New Year - a celebration of NY by the old calendar. It's on January 13th. It's not an official holiday and people don't even look at it seriously, but some like to have a little quiet party with good friends or family and that is the 'real' end of the winter holiday season in people's mind. Many people keep their Christmas tree decorated till the Old Ney Year and remove it after that.
January 16, 2011
Yes. In Europe we have a holiday over Christmas and New Year. It lasts about ten days if you're lucky. If you're not so lucky you only get two days at Christmas and two days at the New Year.
January 16, 2011
Ariane
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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