I’m trying to get my head around those Chinese holidays, but no matter how my mind twists and twirls with the idea of a whole country taking one week off at the same time, I still cannot understand it. Sure, if you’re a small little place like Sweden, but when we are talking about 1.3 billion people, who all wants to travel at the same time, it doesn’t make any sense. I’ve heard so many horror stories from over crammed holiday trains and the fact that the sales of adult diapers reach its peak during this time of the year speaks for itself.
Fortunately, the Chinese Government has realised this too, and decided to remove one of those week-long national holidays (the one in May). In reality this means that 1.3 billion people will now ‘only’ have a week of holiday together (?!) during the CNY (which is taking place now) and during the National Day in October. Thank god!
Now, for those of you who doesn’t realise just how many people there can be during these kinds of holidays in China, let me give you a hint.
Hello, Nanjing Lu.