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Economy

About 50 mln railway trips made during China's Tomb-sweeping Day holiday

April 07, 2021


Abstract : Some 49.91 million passenger trips were made in China during the Tomb-sweeping Day holiday, official data showed Tuesday.

People relax at a park in Hefei, east China's Anhui Province, April 4, 2021. Tomb-sweeping Day, also known as Qingming Festival, is an important occasion for Chinese to honor their ancestors. Many also spent the three-day holiday on leisure travel. (Xinhua/Zhou Mu)

BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Some 49.91 million passenger trips were made in China during the Tomb-sweeping Day holiday, official data showed Tuesday.

From April 2 to 5, the average number of daily railway passenger trips was nearly 12.48 million, up 225.8 percent from last year's Tomb-sweeping Day holiday and recovering to 92.4 percent of the level recorded in 2019, the China State Railway Group Co. Ltd (CSRC) said.

The three-day holiday lasted from Saturday to Monday this year, but the travel rush began on Friday, especially in terms of rail trips, according to the group.

April 3 saw about 14.64 million railway trips, a single-day record for this year, CSRC data showed.

Tomb-sweeping Day, also known as Qingming Festival, was observed on April 4 this year. It is a traditional Chinese holiday during which people pay tribute to deceased family members. Many also spend the holiday traveling.

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