Mainland China continues with its National Day holiday (but they’ll be back at work tomorrow), while in an increasingly chaotic Hong Kong they are off work for a special day of ancestor memorials, including the sweeping and sprucing up of graves. A movable feast as it’s the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, the custom stems from the Han dynasty (202 BC to 220 AD). In parallel, the first two people arrested over the weekend for wearing face masks at a demonstration will be tried today.
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