Golden Week 2017 - Travel Report
The mid-autumn festival, celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar, is the second most important festival in China after the Chinese New Year. This year, the festival overlapped with the National Day Golden week holiday, from the 1st to the 8th of October. Taking advantage of the week long holiday, a sizable portion of the population traveled abroad. Travelers from Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen accounted for the largest number of people travelling abroad. However, this year, many lower tier cities also saw an increase in the number of people traveling abroad.