国务院办公厅关于做好全国节日放假期间有关工作的通知 Circular of the General Office of the State Council on Doing Well Relevant Work during National Holiday Periods
(Issued by Document Guobanfa No. 81  of the General Office of the State Council on September 18, 1999)
颁布日期：19990918 实施日期：19990918 颁布单位：国务院办公厅
In light of our present political and economic development levels and the daily increasing need of the people for material and cultural life, the State Council has made amendments to the Measures on Holidays for National Festivals and Commemoration Days issued by the Administrative Council on December 23, 1949. Upon the amendment to the Measures on Holidays, the holidays for the "5.1" International Labor Day increase from 1 day to 3 days, the holidays for the "10.1" National Day from 2 days to 3 days, and thus the national legal holidays increase from 7 days to 10 days. Such decision of the State Council fully indicates that the Party and the State care for the people and protect citizen's right of rest. In order to properly arrange the people's life during holidays, and at the same time ensure the accomplishment of various production and work tasks, maintain the country's political stability and social peace and union, and protect the smooth development of the reform, economic construction and other various causes, this Circular is hereby issued as follows:
I. Railways, communications, civil aviation and other communications and transportation departments shall organize the normal and safe operation during holiday periods; water, electricity, gas, heating and other public utility units shall ensure the normal supply during holiday periods; the medical and health departments shall arrange well diagnosis and medical treatment during holiday periods and strengthen the work for health care and epidemic prevention; commercial and banking units as well as cultural and recreation places shall ensure operations during holiday periods and maintain the service level; the management and service departments of parks, scenic and historical spots and other tour sites shall do well in receiving visitors and tourists; and the public security organs shall maintain the order of various public places and relevant road transportation, and take strict precautions against various incidents.
II. Departments for education, culture, press and publication, radio, film and television, and sports, urban subdistrict offices and residents' committees, people's governments of townships and towns, and villagers' committees shall organize and mobilize forces from various social aspects to strengthen the construction of socialist spiritual civilization, direct the people to develop healthy and instructive cultural and recreation activities in various forms, enrich the people's spiritual and cultural life, and firmly resist feudal and superstitious activities.
III. Enterprises shall strengthen safe production management, and various industrial and communications sectors shall strength supervision and take strict precautions against the occurrence of safe production accidents. The labor and social security departments shall strengthen supervision and inspection for safeguarding employees' rights of rest and holiday. Leaders at all levels shall care about the employees who are required to continue production and work during holiday periods due to a demand arising from the nature of work and the characteristics of production.
IV. The local people's governments at all levels, the labor and social security departments, the civil affairs departments and labor unions shall continue to do their work well during holiday periods, ensure the life of laid-off employees of State-owned enterprises, the unemployed, needy residents in cities and households enjoying five guarantees in rural areas for expressing the Party's and the State' care about them.
V. State authorities and important public institutions shall complete and strengthen their on-duty systems during holiday periods to ensure the normal operation of the administrative work and various undertakings.
Tours at public expenses are strictly prohibited, and the supervisory, financial and other departments shall strengthen financial supervision and inspection.
VI. Departments for public security, State security and civil affairs and other departments shall strengthen administration of State security and public order according to law, strengthen administration of activities conducted by social groups and other non-governmental organizations and strike various illegal and criminal activities so as to maintain social stability during holiday periods.
VII. Each locality and each department may formulate corresponding measures in light of the actual conditions of the region and department, and do the work for education and public awareness among the people, ensuing the smooth progress of various work during holiday periods.