Holidays in May in China
The inhabitants of China are considered to be among the most hardworking in the world. And in fact: they are able to work from dawn to dusk. But in the course of busy everyday life there is always a respite. Now in a year - 115 days off.
Main and usual
The most important holiday is the formation of the PRC. Then comes the New Year, the Lantern Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival. The Chinese really revere them. The most significant of them rest for a long time, up to a whole week.
And in some days off work is not suspended at all. Although they are also marked in a different color in the calendar, as are the holidays in China in May. These are the days of arborization and children, as well as the founding of the Communist Party of China. Add professional - journalists, teachers, nurses. And in the festival of street lamps, by the way, walk the most. After all, he is so located on the calendar, which gradually turns into the celebration of the New Year.
Cause - time, fun - hour
Legends about the diligence of the Chinese people. And this is one of the components of the fact that in recent years the country is simply struck by the very rapid rates of development of its economy. For example, in just thirty years the inconspicuous village of fishermen in Shenzhen, which is located near Hong Kong (in the south of the country), has been transformed into a metropolis! Yes, even in a major world center of the production plan.
With so much workload, Chinese workers and employees, as a rule, have only 5-15 days of legal leave. Therefore, national holidays - an additional chance to relax and travel.
Still it is necessary to consider, that in some days off it is allowed to work only half a day. Then - at home. So this is not so much fun ...
Here is an example: May 4 (Youth Day) boys and girls in schools and universities do not study in the second half of the weekend. And servicemen in the army on August 1 also can spend part of the day as they want. This is the Day of the Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China. And on March 8, women are dismissed from work on exactly half a day.
Cities are changing
During the short, but still special days, including when celebrating the holidays in May in China, it is very noticeable how the traffic increases. It would seem that it should be vice versa. But we must take into account that, firstly, the townspeople actively go on various tourist trips. And the demand for it is not weakening.
Secondly, the Chinese, permanently residing in the provinces, but working in big cities, come to their native places on holidays to spend their free time with relatives and friends. Then the reverse process occurs. Now the buses are driving people to their place of work.
Short, but fun
You ask: "What holidays in May in China?" It's three days off.
First of all, on May 1 in China, the holiday is Labor Day. Short rest, only one day. But spend it fun. Once upon a time this whole week was spent. However, then the length of the holidays was cut. True, they added new ones to the list. There is a dragon boat festival, a mid-autumn festival, and a day of remembrance of the dead. Of course, the total number of days off has increased. And people began to rest if not more each time, but more often.
So, you know already that on May 1 in China a holiday dedicated to work. And how does he usually go? Party meetings with speeches are made by party leaders and heads of enterprises. Then reward the best workers-leaders. And for a snack - a gala concert.
Tourists, catch discounts!
This is no longer an innovation. It has long become customary that on the eve of how holidays begin in May in China, almost all travel agencies will publish their lists of local attractions. What for? But because their visit on holidays is cheaper for those who wish. Savings are about 20 percent.
And the discount marathon begins. Not only is participation in it accepted by all the provinces of the country. Very many people want to take advantage of such benefits and get, for example, in a Chinese museum. Or admire the national park Lushan. Look at the Wuyi Mountain. And some people with pleasure climb into the cave grotto Yungan in Shanxi. After all, all this is almost for nothing!
The organizers of this pilgrimage in advance are considering the situation that may arise on 1 May. What a holiday in China on this day, everyone knows. And in order to avoid confusion, confusion, discontent, many travel companies ahead of time announce a reduced entrance fee. They warn: come in time, if you do not want to get into a long queue. So often does, for example, Jiuzhaigou - a national park - or Qin Shihuandi - a mausoleum.
However, eternal grumbles will always find fault. And they write complaints. Let's say that: in the list of museums that will work at a reduced cost of tickets, those places and objects are included, of which few have heard and generally know. Going there is not so interesting. But the most popular tourist points, on the contrary, are inflating their prices incredibly high. And therefore significantly save when the holidays begin in China in May, does not work.
Shopping is a favorite thing
And traders do not doze too. And they rush into the thick of human fuss, when holidays begin in May in China. It's a great chance to get a good profit. And people, thanks to the active advertising, organized these days, are swept away from the shelves. Special demand is, as usual, electronics and home appliances.
And the true giants of this market come up with new ways to attract shoppers to their stores. There are a variety of offers, plus special discounts for, as always, incredibly popular iPhone and iPad, latest TVs, home air conditioners, supernova refrigerators, washing machines, etc.
Cork almost never happens
And the holidays themselves in May in China, and other days off cause an increased shuttle transportation. And this is understandable. Many residents are not averse to seeing their relatives or just to get out of the house to change the situation. And the state is going to meet them. So, one day everyone was pleased with the message that on toll roads will not be charged for transport with small dimensions.
Of course, people realized that with this there is a risk of getting stuck on such a road for a long time. But the city authorities of Beijing provided for everything as much as possible. In advance, the forecast was made for street congestion. Prepared schemes of all possible variants of detour of these problem places. And the situation was not catastrophic.
Together with other countries
Recently, the Chinese calendar was replenished with another red day. From now on May 9 in China holiday, as in Europe. The inhabitants themselves say that they honor it. After all, this is a universal victory in World War II. For them it is a symbol of valor and courage of people.
In Beijing and other cities are various events. In the capital - a parade. Many people watch it on TV. And in the Russian Cultural Center - meetings for veterans who fought alongside Russian soldiers. Then - the "round table". Remember the historical events. And all speak after the chairman of the All-China Society of Veterans, that for them, as for the whole world, this is an important day. For they also fought against Nazism and therefore won.
And in the end - always a concert.
It is especially interesting to visit the quarter of the Chinese capital, where Russian people live. Here, the celebration ends with a special night program, which after continuing with a walk until the morning.