Spring Festival still a busy time for some

XIAMEN/NANJING: Spring Festival, traditionally an occasion for a family reunion, was always described as happy and relaxing. But the seven-day holiday could also be a busy period for some in China who spend the time at work.
Tuesday was the third day of the Chinese Lunar New Year when 26-year-old Chen Jinping was packing at a delivery station in Xiamen in east China’s Fujian Province before sending the items to customers.
Originally from Gansu in northwest China, about 2,000 km away, Chen has worked as a delivery man for nearly three years.
“I haven’t celebrated Spring Festival with my family these years,” he told Xinhua. While he talked, Chen, in his uniform, didn’t stop working.
“During the Spring Festival, people tend to purchase more, and we would be extremely busy,” he said. “So I volunteered to stay rather than go back home.”
His day started before 6 a.m., and he arrived at the delivery station an hour later. Each day Chen had to send more than 150 items to customers. After the last pack was delivered, it would be 9 p.m. –Agencies