Special times of year in China:
Travelling to China during certain times of the year (local holidays, in particular) is not a good idea. Places overflow with tourists, and it is very difficult to find available hotels and transportation.
The major holidays are:
- May Day: 1-3 May
- National Day: 1-7 October
- Chinese New Year: depends on the lunar calendar and the vacation period lasts 2-3 weeks. On 19 February 2015, the Year of the Sheep began. In 2016, we'll get into the Year of the Monkey.