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Monday, September 21, 2015

Mid-Autumn Festival

We work with clients all over the world and we have many clients located in Asia.  As I was getting prepared for upcoming public holidays and business closings, I came across a holiday that I wanted to learn more about because of its name – the Mid-Autumn Festival.  

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a National Holiday in China, Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  It is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month on Traditional Chinese Calendar, which this year is equivalent to September 27.  In Hong Kong and Macau, the day after the Mid-Autumn Festival is a public holiday (surely due to the late night festivities).

What I found out is that the holiday is known by several other names (Moon Festival is one of them) and attributes its history to several different and interesting legends as well as the traditional harvest depending on what website you are searching.  The common thread seems to be that it is considered to be one of the most important festivals of the year.  It is a happy holiday and involves the eating of moon cake, a dragon dance, lanterns, gazing at the moon, and of course celebrating with friends and family!  

Here are some sources where you can learn more about it:
Which legend do you like best?

Modified Operating Hours Extended by the Delaware Division of Corporations

The Division of Corporations will continue its modified operating hours of 8am to 5pm thru Friday, September 25, 2015.

All 1 hour, 2 hour and same day submissions must be received by 1PM EST. 24 hour and all other submissions are due by 5PM.

EXTRAORDINARY CONDITION DECLARATION Recognizing the importance to customers of securing filing dates and times, the Division has declared an “extraordinary condition” beginning at 4:31PM on Thursday, September 3 [pursuant to 8 Del. C., §103 (i)]. This declaration will remain in effect through 10:30PM EDT, Friday, September 25, 2015 as a result of the Division’s closure on Friday, September 4 and in anticipation of the possibility of any technical issues that may arise during the initial weeks of the new system implementation. This declaration will enable customers to receive a filing date and time after 4:30PM on Thursday, September 3, any time the day of Friday, September 4th or any date through Friday, September 25th provided such request is in accordance with statutory requirements [see 8 Del. C., §103 (i)(1)]. Any such requests for an earlier file date and time must be received no later than close of business on Tuesday, September 29th. The declaration of an extraordinary condition does not apply to UCC filings.

The State is working hard to address technical matters with its new computer system launch, but you may continue to experience delays in processing.  Additionally, you may have problems using the State’s website to search for entities or file your annual report.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 302-266-9367.

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