Why is the verdict in the trial of disgraced Chinese Communist Party leader Bo Xilai being announced on a Sunday? Next Sunday is a working day in China because from tomorrow until Saturday the Chinese have a national holiday; the mid-Autumn Festival.
Announcing the verdict on Sunday also fits in neatly before the first week of October when China then has the 'Golden Week' holiday; marking the date of the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
So Bo's political rivals, those who wanted to see his downfall, will have an extra reason to celebrate.
Once one of China's most powerful leaders Bo Xilai has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to life in jail.
Disgraced politician Bo Xilai has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of all the charges he faced of corruption.