This Sunday is the official National Day of China, a yearly celebration on October 1st that commemorates the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

China National Day is celebrated throughout the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau and public places are decorated with flags and flowers.

Traditionally, the day also signifies the beginning of Golden Week, where the public take seven days holiday that are marked with celebratory fireworks and various activities around the country, most notably in the capital Beijing. The biggest migration of people on earth usually happens before and after Golden Week, as Chinese nationals travel from far and wide to be with their families.

During the week, most factories, businesses and government buildings are closed, which means that the country’s exports virtually come to a halt and this usually ends up with a two week lag in export orders moving out.  Carriers arrange schedules around this downturn, which generally means that there is very little movement in transport and logistics during the holiday period.

Westbound’s Chinese offices will be closed with emergency contact options available at times during the below dates.

CHINA: 29th September – 6th October
HONG KONG: 30th September – 2nd October

If you have any questions regarding the above, then Westbound are here to help. So, please do not hesitate to contact us.