We ended up at the Chaoyang Park Temple Fair with friends & a couple of interns from My China Opportunity, a few days ago. It was a festive and bone chilling occasion.
On this small adventure, I stumbled upon $50 feather dusters, boiled cow stomach, and a few other odd things.
Pretty much all of China takes a week off from work from the first day of Chinese New Years, until the last. Being an American foreigner in China is quite nice because we get to celebrate all holidays.
Holiday season starts with a week off in October, a few days off in November, Christmas, New Years, and a week off for Chinese New Years.