There is a mid-Autumn festival coming up which is a national holiday in China from the 15th to the 18th of September this year. This festival is a kind of Harvest Festival celebrating the autumnal equinox when the Moon is at its fullest. Many Chinese people celebrate this holiday by eating traditional mooncakes.
Mooncakes or also known as Moon pies are a big part of the Chinese culture especially for the Mid-Autumn Festival by looking at the moon, which has its full size on Thursday evening the 15th of September. The Tradition is settled in the thought of giving Moon Pies to friends and family. These Moon Pies can actually be filled with a lot of different stuff, as for example with Chicken Floss, Green Tea, Cream Cheese or Ice Cream
How does this Mid-Autumn Festival affect our business hours?
These days are a National holiday for China, and so therefore production will stop completely. Make sure you take this mid-autumn festival into account when planning projects. In anticipation of this, remember to liaise with all production, offices and suppliers in China.
China is country where the only holidays the people get are the public holidays, which means that Chinese People do leave everything on this day behind to celebrate the traditional way of this Mid-Autumn-Festival.
If you are visiting China in this time, please practice yourself in patience in advance and be aware of crowded places and a lot of hectic in the streets. but not everything is bad in these days, street festivals and Chinese people just celebrating the national holiday.
ODM will be working on the 15th of September but not on Friday, the 16th of September, we will be back in the office as usual on Monday the 19th of September.