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Traditional Chinese Holidays

Ching Ming a bow to rationality and tradition

Mainland Chinese were more easily able to observe the Ching Ming festival yesterday, as it was made a public holiday for the first time in more than half a century. This is a welcome development.

Saturday, 5 April, 2008, 12:00am

Beijing close to replacing Labour Day 'golden week'

The mainland is close to axing the Labour Day 'golden week' holiday and introducing compulsory paid annual leave after the State Council approved the plan in principle yesterday.

A general meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao reviewed and approved in principle a draft rule on annual paid leave and a plan to modify the national public holidays regulation, Xinhua reported.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Revamped holidays plan unveiled

Sweeping changes include new worker-friendly paid leave system

Mainland authorities yesterday released a long-anticipated plan proposing sweeping changes to the public holiday calendar and annual leave system after years of deliberation.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

I've said it before. Every time the subject is raised there's a tidal wave of abusive mail, strident in its condemnation. So let me say it again; Hong Kong has a ridiculous surplus of public holidays.

28 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

A guilt rooted in old rituals

I am lamenting the fact that over the Lunar New Year holiday, I was pathetically unfestive. Instead of visiting the temples, elbowing my way through the markets or oohing and ahhing at the fireworks, I languished in my damp, cold flat, reading books written by Westerners and watching American films. My sole acknowledgement to the Lunar New Year was a meal with relatives the week before.

8 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Family matters at festival time

Au Fai-leung, 77, and 10 of his family members paid tribute yesterday to his mother who died of illness aged 70 in 1967. Since her death, the family has swept her grave at the Chai Wan Chinese Permanent Cemetery twice a year.

14 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Curious about changeover

The change of sovereignty in 1997 is approaching and many things will be different.

18 May 1996 - 12:00am