Notice on Qingming Festival Arrangements
According to the holiday arrangements notification delivered by the State Council of the People's Republic of China and BHI's teaching plan, Qingming Festival arrangements are as follows:
1. Vacation from 5 April to 7 Apirl, 2019. On 4 April, 9-10 classes are cancelled for students and faculties travelling back home easily.
2. The library opens during the vacation. Open hour: 10:30am-22:30pm.
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The Qingming or Ching Ming festival
Known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English (sometimes also called Chinese Memorial Day or Ancestors' Day), it is a traditional Chinese festival observed by the Han Chinese and the Chitty of Malaysia and Singapore. 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.