Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (chunjie) falls
on Saturday, February 5, 2000. Banks, post offices and
other governmental offices will be closed the weekend
of February 5-6. The national holiday officially starts
Friday, February 4 (New Year's Eve), when most Beijingers
will begin heading home. It ends Saturday, February
12. Public transport will continue uninterrupted.
Most large stores will stay open over the holiday period,
although some may have shorter business hours. When
in doubt, call before heading out.
Happy Year of the Dragon!