Golden Week begins October 1, to celebrate the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Golden Week is usually celebrated from October 1-7 (sometimes the holiday will be longer to include “Mid-Autumn Festival”, which is based on the Lunar calendar). Factories will be closed for the holiday week, with operations resuming on the day after the holiday.
During Golden Week there is a rush from importers to speed up their productions and have products shipped out from China before workers go home for the holiday. This usually creates a sudden surge of demand and space capacity becomes constrained which can result in cargo being rolled.