It’s that time of year again here in China! Every October from the 1st there is a public holiday in China known as ‘Golden Week’. Chinese Golden Week is a celebration of the founding of The People’s Republic of China. This happened in 1949, meaning that this year’s celebration marks 70 years!

Chinese Golden Week

Chinese Golden Week

What happens During Golden Week?

Golden week happens twice a year in China, both on the “Chinese Lunar New Year Golden Week” and “The National Day Golden Week”. The National Day Golden week is what Chinese people are currently preparing for. During this time Chinese people travel to their hometowns to spend time with family and friends, or take a trip abroad. The streets are usually filled with people and public transport becomes very busy. There are also many public parades and firework displays.

How will this affect your order?

The Golden week will affect production and delivery time as companies in China are closed between 1st October and 7th October. Therefore, we have been advising our clients to ensure they have made their orders before 25th September to ensure the fastest delivery of their products possible.

Chinese Golden Week

Chinese Golden Week

What kind of promotional products works well with this kind of festival?

Of course, here at ODM, when a festival rolls around our minds begin dreaming up promotional products. Whether it be a gift with purchase, on-pack gift, free giveaway, or corporate gift for clients there is always a potential for a product during festivals. For Golden Week, something dragon-themed or traditionally Chinese would work very well. Christmas is the next big festival for our customers to prepare for, so if you’re trying to think of a promotional product, look no further than this promotional snow globe:

ODM Opening Hours During the Golden Week for 2020

Friday, 25th September – Factory Order Request Closed


Sunday 27th September – Working Day

Wednesday 30th September– Working Day

1-8th October- Golden Week Holidays (Office Closed)

Friday 9th– October– Back to Work


If you have any queries or would like to make an inquiry, please do so before Friday 25th September. For those of you in China, we hope you have a wonderful Golden Week and look forward to working with you when we return!


How Can ODM Help Your Business?

The ODM Group is extremely experienced at sourcing and designing products. We work as your ‘de facto’ office in China to help you create the highest quality products. We can oversee every step of the production process so you don’t have to. Our native Chinese speakers can deal with any problems that may arise during the manufacturing process. We also offer a brainstorming service to help you come up with truly original ideas. Get in touch with us today and we can create something amazing together.


Some Inspiration For Festival Themed Promotional Products

Now is the time to get your orders in for Christmas! This charming sweater would be great for any drinks brand!


Check out this amazing custom gift box design by Oreo for the Mid Autumn Festival season!


Starbucks released limited-series merchandise in China for Dragon Boat Festival.


Christmas is the perfect time to show your appreciation for your clients with a corporate gift! For some ideas take a look at this:

For something a bit different, take a look at these custom christmas kaleidoscopes.

Finally, here are some ideas to show your appreciation towards your employees!