Seven nationally recognised Chinese holidays

When doing business in China it is important to note the seven (7) nationally recognised holidays. The two (2) longest of these are the Chinese New Year holiday which is a week-long break in late January or early February and the National Day holiday which occurs in October.  When a holiday falls mid-week, it is customary for the nationally recognized day off to be moved and connected with regularly scheduled days of break.  In order to give longer amounts of time off consecutively, working days can sometimes be shifted to the weekends to allow for three (3) consecutive days of rest in a row.