Vacations and Breaks
Many students are quite confused about how the Chinese holiday system works. Here is the rule: when any national holiday runs into the weekend, you have to make up a day or two on the weekend before and afterward.
During a school year, students will have days off during the following vacations and breaks:
New Year Day Vacation: January 1st to 3rd
May Day Holiday: May 1st to May 7th
National Day Holiday: October 1st to October 7th
Summer vacation: Usually from early July to early September Winter Vacation: usually from late January to mid- February
The time of winter vacation in Chinese schools changes since the Chinese Spring Festival falls on different dates in different years.
For more details, please refer to the school calendar.
Climate and Weather
Hangzhou stands at the intersection of 12o16¡ä east longitude and 30o15¡ä north latitude and is about 100 kilometers from the sea. The city belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons and generally warm and mild weather. Its average annual temperature is 16.2oC and annual precipitation is about 1500 mm, with the average rainy days about 155 days.
January is usually the coldest month of the year while July is usually the hottest month.
Temperature Measurement Conversion:
Fahrenheit to Centigrade/Celsius£ºsubtract 32 and multiply by 5/9
Hangzhou takes Beijing Standard Time which is 8 hours earlier than the Greenwich Mean Time. Daylight Saving Time is NOT practiced in China.