How to Extend Your Vacation in China



If you love travelling, taking a teaching job in a first-tier city in China is a good choice for you. The well-developed transportation network and incredible resorts allow you to go to the beach to sunbathe, hike in the mountains, and even go to hot springs and do spa treatments without leaving the city. If you want to explore China's surrounding countries, a few hours' flight will take you to tropical Southeast Asia.

In this regard, you need to make good use of your vacation, make a careful plan, and have a fun trip!


National Holidays

China has 11 national statutory holidays and plus your annual leave, you can get up to two weeks of cumulative rest days if you are lucky! A two-day rest seems too short to be planning a trip, but two weeks is enough for you to have a pleasant and relaxing trip, whether you want to visit around China or fly abroad for vacation.

The following is a list of all national statutory holidays in China in 2020:

  1. New Year's Day: January 1, 2020 (a holiday for 1 day.)
  2. Spring Festival: January 24thto 30th (be adjusted for a total of 7 days, and work on January 19 (Sunday) and February 1 (Saturday).)
  3. Tomb Sweeping Festival: April 4th to 6th (a total of 3 days.)
  4. Labor Day: May 1stto 5th (be adjusted for a total of 5 days and work on April 26 (Sunday) and May 9 (Saturday).)
  5. Dragon Boat Festival: June 25-27 (be closed for a total of 3 days and work on June 28 (Sunday).)
  6. National Day & Mid-Autumn Festival: October 1 to 8 (be closed for a total of 8 days and work on September 27 (Sunday) and October 10 (Saturday).)


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Do Your Research

Do research in advance to determine your ideal travel destination, search for relevant information on the Internet or ask your friends to find out the best transportation and accommodation strategies. (They are often the most important things when traveling.) Use your annual leave wisely and combine them with national holidays to extend your vacation time. Also, don't forget to check the visa information if you plan to fly abroad.

(Tips: China’s National Day and Spring Festival have the longest vacation in the whole year, generally lasting 1 week. If you make full use of weekends and annual leave, it is completely possible to get a full 2 weeks of vacation time.)



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