A Holiday Announcement Was Made Because Of Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day.

- Apr 04, 2019-

On the afternoon of April 3rd, a holiday announcement was made by Runshare H&R Dept for Tomb-Sweeping Day that the staff will be on holiday from April 5th-7th. (Due to intensive productive task, all the workers in the production department will overwork for one day on April 7th.)

The Qingming or Ching Ming festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English (sometimes also called Chinese Memorial Day or Ancestors' Day), is a traditional Chinese festival observed by the Han Chinese and the Chitty of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. It falls on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. This makes it the 15th day after the Spring Equinox, either 4 or 5 April in a given year. During Qingming, Chinese families visit the tombs of their ancestors to clean the gravesites, pray to their ancestors, and make ritual offerings. Offerings would typically include traditional food dishes, and the burning of joss sticks and joss paper. The holiday recognizes the traditional reverence of one's ancestors in Chinese culture.

The Qingming Festival has been observed by the Chinese for over 2500 years. It became a public holiday in mainland China in 2008.