How long is the New year holiday in China? I plan on going to YiWu but the markets might be closed!?

The commodities market might be closed so i have to ask first.
Im going on Feb 7. I heard the new year is Feb 6. So if u have information lease help. Thanks

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2 Responses to “How long is the New year holiday in China? I plan on going to YiWu but the markets might be closed!?”

  1. N.C. said:

    Although I do not live in China, so I don’t know the communistic laws governing the full celebration. Chinese New Year is actually February 7th, which is Jan. 1 on our lunar calendar. But New Year’s Eve is a veery important event, so I wouldn’t be surprised if ALL the shops close early (by dinner time), because we sit down to have our annual “family dinner” and everybody must be present for it. On New Year’s Day, people go to the temples. Then from Feb. 8th thru Feb. 20th (Jan. 2 – Jan. 14), those are the days people get to go visit their relatives and friends (called bai neen) to wish everybody a prosperous new year. And the celebration closes with a final holiday called Yuen Siu on Feb. 21st (Jan. 15).

    I don’t know how bad the economy is over there either. That would be the main determinant factor in how long shops stay close. So just call around there and ask for that market’s New Year business hours.

  2. al said:

    The official holiday for Spring Festival is 3 days, with 4 added days that need to be made up. New Year’s eve falls on the 6th of Feb this year. Food markets are usually open for a half day on New Year’s eve. On the 7th, most places will be closed. Many places will open again on the 8th or 9th, but everyone “officially” goes back to work on the 12th.




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