New Year Celebrations Are Over…Mostly

January 30th, 2012

Except for random firecrackers going off at any time of the day or night, thanks to kids still having a week of their winter break remaining, and the fact that there was absoluetly no meat for sale at the market today, the holiday is over.  Work resumed on Sunday in order for employees to make up for one of their seven days off.  The other day was made up before the holiday.  It’s a very odd system that I still haven’t made complete sense of.  I just search online to find out when the public holidays will be and hope that our local government decides to observe those dates as well.  At least once a year they don’t. 

Nathaniel goes back to school next Tuesday, the day after the Lantern Festival.  More firecrackers. I need to remember to air out his bedding a day or two before so that it doesn’t smell.


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    About Charlotte

    I'm a wife, mom and freelance writer in small town China. My two kids and I are three of the dozen foreigners that live here, though we've yet to meet them.

    We're near enough to Beijing to visit occasionally, but far enough away to make it a bit of a hassle since we don't have a car.