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Reminder: Easter, Chinese holidays & Air freight


Easter holidays in Europe, South Africa and Hong Kong

The upcoming Friday 29th, also known as Good Friday, will mark the beginning of Easter holidays. Many European countries have a public holiday either on Friday or Monday. Several countries will have both days off including Hong Kong and South Africa.

The holidays may lead to delays in your supply chain. If you need urgent transport during this period, we recommend contacting Air Time Critical before the holidays begin to secure the space on flights.

Easter holidays 2024

Friday, 29 March: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Canada, South Africa

Saturday, 30 March: Hong Kong

Monday, 1 April: France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Hong Kong, South Africa

Also coming: Ching Ming festival in China

Two days after Easter Monday, your Chinese business partners will also have days off. We recommend discussing their opening hours between Thursday, 4 April and Saturday, 6 April.

Ching Ming festival 4-6 April 2024

Ching Ming, Qingming or Tomb-sweeping Day is a Chinese festival where families visit the tombs of their ancestors to pay respect, clean the gravesites and make ritual offerings to their ancestors.