2020 Chinese holiday schedule unveiled
2020-03-16 15:44:20 Newsgd.com Newsgd.com
As China has extended the New Year holiday because of the COVID-19 outbreak, many are concerned that the country may cancel some holidays this year to make up for missed working days.
The 2020 Chinese holiday schedule unveiled recently indicates that China will not shorten or cancel the following holidays this year:
Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day)
April 4th-6th (3 days in total)
May 1st-5th (5 days in total)
April 26th(Sunday) and May 9th (Saturday) are official working days
Dragon Boat Festival
June 25th-27th (3 days in total)
June 28th (Sunday) is an official working day
National Festival & Mid-Autumn Festival
October 1st-8th (8 days in total)
September 27th (Sunday) and October 10th (Saturday) are official working days
Guangdong suspends memorial activities in cities
Qingming Festival is an important festival to the Cantonese when they reunite with family members and pay respect to their ancestors, sweeping their tombs and burning incense as an offering.
In light of the present situation, Guangdong released an announcement recently suspending sweeping tomb activities in high-risk regions. Thus far, Shenzhen, Zhongshan,Shantou and Zhaoqing have restricted all sweeping tomb activities while Shantou is encouraging memorial activities to be conducted online.
Author| Jasmine, Zero (intern)
Editor| Keane, Simon