This week will be Labour Day (劳动节 – láo dòng jié), or known more colloquially as May Day (五一节 – wǔ yī jié) holiday to celebrate labourers and the working classes. It has been a long focal point for demonstrations by various socialist, communist, and anarchist groups and celebrations typically feature elaborate popular and military parades.
Prior to 2008, it was a three-day holiday, but is now just the one day.
This year the holiday will be on Sunday May 1st, meaning Monday 2nd May businesses will be closed, with businesses resuming normal operations on Tuesday 3rd May.
Please kindly note this can mean disruptions to shipping, production and procurement for that day.
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