On April 2, passengers at the railway station were preparing to travel by car.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Yun
China News Service, Chengdu, April 3rd. Title: Tomb-sweeping Festival: A "Compensatory Homecoming" after the "New Year in Place"
China News Agency reporter Yue Yitong and Wang Peng
The 3rd is the first day of the Ching Ming holiday.
Early in the morning, Qiu Youhazi, a Yi takeout rider working hard in Chengdu, got on the bus and embarked on the road back to his hometown.
In seven hours, he will be able to return to his home in Chongyuan Village, Mianning County, Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, and have a "late" reunion dinner.
In the Spring Festival of the Year of the Ox, in response to the "New Year's Day" policy, Qiu Youhazi did not return to his hometown to reunite with his family, so this Qingming holiday became more precious.
Qiu Youhazi's Qingming holiday has also become the epitome of the "compensatory return home" of people from all over China. In addition to returning to the hometown to pay homage and tomb-sweeping, it can also make up for the regret of failing to reunite with their families during the Spring Festival due to "Chinese New Year on the spot".
"I haven't been home for more than half a year. I miss my family in particular, and I want to eat homemade sausages and bacon." New clothes for children, nutrition and souvenirs for the elderly, etc. Pack Qiu Youhazi's suitcase It has to be full.
In his opinion, although the Ching Ming holiday is not long, if you can spend time with your family, you can take a few days off.
"I plan to chat with my family and cherish the memory of the departed relatives. This is my compensation to my family, and I also want to compensate myself."
Also embarking on the journey back home is Zhang Daqing, a construction worker from the Dechang-Huili Expressway of the China Construction Eighth Bureau.
The 53-year-old Northeast man has not returned home for nearly a year.
During the Spring Festival, he has been sticking to the construction site deep in the Daliang Mountain, "Although he didn't go home, he still thought that he was contributing to a major project in Liangshan, and he was very proud."
"But I was really excited today. My family has long been expecting me to go back!" The flight from Sichuan to Jilin takes about 4 hours. Zhang Daqing expects to be home at noon on the 3rd.
He said that this time he returned to his hometown to bring local specialties from Liangshan to his family, and he also brought a special tea set from Huili County to his old father.
"Qiu Youhazi" and "Zhang Daqing" from all over China have set foot on their way home, which has also brought about a significant increase in the number of passengers sent by various modes of transportation.
China National Railway Group Co., Ltd. disclosed that from April 2 to 5, the national railway is expected to send 49.7 million passengers, an increase of 10.6% year-on-year to the Qingming holiday in 2019; Qunar data shows that this year's Qingming holiday bookings have exceeded 2019 1.3 times the same period of the previous year; the report released by Dida Travel shows that this year's Tomb-sweeping holiday, the proportion of orders for the return home of downwind rides is expected to reach 24.1%, higher than the level of the same period in previous years.
"The temperature is rising, the risk of outbreaks is gradually reduced, and vaccination work is progressing in an orderly manner. The situation of China's epidemic prevention and control is improving, so that everyone can return home and reunite with their families more at ease." In epidemiology expert, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University Professor Luan Rongsheng believes that behind the phenomenon of "compensatory homecoming" is the growing confidence of the Chinese people in the national epidemic prevention and control situation.
Starting at midnight on March 16 this year, people in low-risk areas can travel freely within the country with the "green code" health code, without the need for a negative nucleic acid test certificate.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China also previously issued a notice stating that in areas with low epidemic risk, there will no longer be uniform restrictions on the proportion of consumers in theaters and other performance venues, Internet service venues, and entertainment venues.
In this regard, Luan Rongsheng said that while the people have more choices, they must also adhere to personal protection and pay attention to self-health monitoring.