Monday 4th April is QingMing Festival – otherwise known as Tomb Sweeping Day or Ancestors day, it has been a national holiday in China since 2008. The tradition of honouring ancestors was seen to be getting a little excessive by Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty, so in 732 he decided to focus the event on the second of 24 solar terms on the traditional Chinese solar calendar.
Our Shanghai office and all suppliers will be closed on Monday 4th April.