China government has a really strange way to manage festival and holidays. If public holidays are during weekdays, people should go to work during the previous weekends.

For example, next week will be Qīngmíng Jié 清明节 (Grave Sweeping Festival, equivalent to our All Saints’ Day in Europe) to honor friends and family members who have passed.

To be able to rest during 3 days in-a-row, we need in my company to work March 31st and April 1st which are a Saturday and a Sunday; we have currently a 7 working days week.

Each Chinese enterprise and public service should follow this rule from the government; some particular cases are managed for foreign companies.

It will be for me a First time… Working on Saturday and Sunday, what an idea… :(