Steve's China Blog

Friday, December 07, 2007

Weather and holidays

It has started getting a little cold here in ChengDu this last week. The temperature has been below 15° C (about 59° F) all week. Actually, that sounds kind of warm for this time of the year now that I read what I just wrote. I guess it's a matter of what you're use to.

It looks like China is going to be changing some of their holidays around...

China Juggles Tombs, Dragon Boats and Marx

HONG KONG, Nov. 9 — A Chinese government panel announced plans on Friday to revamp the holiday schedule to re-emphasize traditional festivals at the expense of the Marxist May Day celebration.

The new schedule aims to address the severe overloading of China’s air, rail and road links in the first week of May, when virtually the entire country goes on vacation. But gridlock may remain around the two other major holidays — essentially a week each — at the Chinese New Year and in the first week of October.

I am not sure yet if this will effect our holidays here at IBM, but I bet it will. That's ok with me!


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