Labour Day in China, or International Worker’s Day, is a public holiday that celebrates workers’ contributions to the country.

Year

Date

Day

Holiday

2018

29 Apr to 1 May

Sun to Tue

Labour Day Holiday

2019

30 Apr to 1 May

Tue to Wed

Labour Day Holiday

International Worker’s Day is a time for family gatherings and fun. Unlike many Chinese holidays, the date of Labour day is based on the Gregorian calendar instead of the lunar calendar.

国际劳动节是家庭聚会和娱乐的时间。与许多中国节假日不同,劳动节的日期是基于公历而不是农历。

International Worker’s Day is three days long, but the days other than May 1 change every year. If Labour Day is on a Tuesday, the other two days will be on the Monday before and the Wednesday after. During Labour Day, travel volume is high and dense crowds can be expected. China’s prime tourist destinations are frequently visited by both Chinese citizens and foreigners.

国际劳动节是三天,但五月一日以外的日子每年都在变化。如果劳动节是星期二,另外两天将在星期一和星期三之后。在劳动节期间,很多人出游,预计景区的人会很密集。中国的主要景点通常有很多中国游客同时也有很多国外的游客。

On International Worker’s Day holiday, Chinese people can enjoy a variety of activities in cities and in rural areas. Because of the warm climates during May in most of China, many people opt to enjoy outings in natural areas. People also choose to enjoy theaters and shows that are performed in cities. Street performances are also a common event that occurs on this holiday.

在国际劳动节假期,中国人通常在城市和农村度假。由于5月份中国大部分地区气候温暖,许多人选择在自然景区享受郊游。也有选择在城市欣赏剧院和表演。街头表演也是这个节日常见的事。

During International Worker’s Day and the days leading up to it, the Chinese government approves major discounts for goods in shops across the country. This is meant to stimulate the economy, but it also allows people to buy electronics, clothing, and other products at low prices. This has caused shopping to be a favorite Labour Day activity in China. While there are no special foods or cultural customs on International Worker’s Day, there are plenty of activities offered by businesses. Restaurants and street vendors offer an opportunity for you to enjoy a good meal without worrying about cooking or work.

在国际劳动节及其前几天,中国政府批准全国商店的商品折扣。这是为了刺激经济,但它也允许人们以低价购买电子产品,服装和其他产品。这使得购物成为中国劳动节最喜爱的活动。虽然国际劳动节没有特殊的食物或文化习俗,但企业提供了大量的活动。餐馆和街头小贩为您提供一个享受美食的机会,而无需担心烹饪或操劳。

History 历史

Labour Day in China first began in 1919. In 1949, the Chinese government officially declared Labour Day to be a national holiday. This holiday originally served as a means of honoring workers across China. In present day, Labour Day is now a fun-filled holiday meant for enjoying some time off with friends and family.

中国劳动节首先于1919年开始。1949年,中国政府正式宣布劳动节为国际劳动节。这个假期最初是为了表彰中国工人。现在,劳动节是一个充满乐趣的假期,意味着与朋友和家人一起享受这个假期。

Celebrations 庆祝

During International Worker’s Day, you can take part in various celebrations that are held in China’s major cities. Prior to May 1, city residents and public workers create beautiful arrangements of flowers to make the area appealing before tourists arrive. You can take walks through parks to enjoy the scenery throughout the day, but mornings are good times to avoid the crowds.

国际劳动节期间,您可以参加在中国主要城市举办的各种庆祝活动。 5月1日之前,城市居民和公共工作人员在游客抵达前用美丽的鲜花装扮整个城市,使该地区更具吸引力。你可以在公园里散步,一整天欣赏风景,但早晨是避开人群的好时光。

On the streets, you can listen to live music as bands and DJs often help visitors enjoy the holiday. To honor workers and Chinese history, there are also parades with bright floats and marching bands. Beijing and other locations also have a flag raising ceremony. Tiananmen Square often has an array of activities for people wishing to celebrate International Worker’s Day.

在街头,你可以听乐队现场演出,DJ和游客一起享受假期。为了纪念工人和中国历史,还有漂亮的花车和游行乐队参加游行。北京等地也有升旗仪式。天安门广场往往为庆祝国际劳动节举办一系列活动。

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