Qing Ming Festival starts this Saturday, April 4th in China.
Known widely as Tomb Sweeping Day or Ching Ming festival in China and Hong Kong, this holiday falls on the 104th day after winter solstice in the lunar calendar and 4th of April on the conventional Gregorian calendar. It is a holiday widely observed by Chinese people worldwide as an important cultural tradition.
ODM office in Zhuhai will close for this important cultural occasion as well as all the factories and businesses in China. The office will be closed on 6th April, 2020 (Monday) and will resume operations on 7th April (Tuesday).
Holiday dates: 4th-6th of April, 2020
Official Workday: 7th of April, 2020 (Tuesday)
Qing Ming festival originated from the story of Jie Zitui, a follower of the duke of Wen during the warring states period whom the duke incurred a debt of honor from and declared 3 days without fire to honor his memory. On this day, Chinese families typically visit ancestral graves to perform the traditional rites of cleaning and sweeping of graves, burning incense and offering food to the deceased.
People also burn fake paper bills as offering to the dead and fly kite to celebrate the coming of spring. Ching Ming holiday is the perfect time for Chinese families to go spring outing or “taqing.”They would visit parks or gardens with friends and relatives or go hiking to experience nature after visiting cemeteries.
If you are doing business in China, it is important to know these dates. This will give you enough time to plan and place orders early. If you need help with manufacturing custom promotional merchandise, POS display units, and other marketing gifts, feel free to contact ODM today.
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