The 2016 unofficial holiday calendar is out. Am not sure about most people but I hate those weekend makeup days. The 2015 year wasn’t so bad, it meant people had to be creative with their leave days. This glimpse on what is yet to come might take some time to wrap your head around but the norm that international schools follow is scheduling mid-term breaks to make it a win-win situation. Here’s the break down:
Well, New Year is a day off and no make up so that counts for everything meaning Hong Kong, Taiwan, or other nearby destinations might be best for that extended weekend.
The Chinese New Year, the first of the two week long holidays in China. On February 6, that happens to be on Saturday, is a weekend makeup day then from 7-13 are holidays followed by a make up day on Sunday, February 14. Yup, Valentine’s day is a work day.
Another three day weekend is up and there isn’t going to be a make up. Now this is more like it.
Well all good things must come to an end. From June 9-11 is a holiday then Sunday, June 12 is a make up day. Better make plans to spend that Dragon Boat festival in a nice cabin in the outskirts of Beijing’s CBD.
Another three day holiday with a makeup on Sunday, September 18 after enjoying zongzi during the mid-autumn festival. A staycation might work then.
Golden week for sure also has a working weekend. The holiday week starts from the October 1, which happens to be on a Saturday. Yup, that means that the following weekend is a work weekend that’s definitely time to take those two days off and swim with the dolphins.
All this is just speculation at this point. Let’s wait and see what the official holiday looks like.
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