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Chinese Traditional Tomb-sweeping Day
source: | author:Pekybio | Release time :2019-04-04 | 52 Secondary browse: | Share:
Our Chinese traditional Tomb-sweeping Day is coming, The Tomb-sweeping Day is also called Qingming Festival in Chinese. Our PekyBio will also have 3 days off during the Tomb-sweeping Day from April 5-7th.

Our Chinese traditional Tomb-sweeping Day is coming, The Tomb-sweeping Day is also called Qingming Festival in Chinese.


A well-known poem by Tang dynasty writer DuMu tells of a sad scene in early April:”Rains fall heavily as Qingming cones,  and passers-by with lowered spirits go.” Qingming day,the traditional tomb-sweeping day, Falls on April 4-6th each year. It is a time for remembering loved once who have departed. People visit their ancestors’ graves to sweep away the dirt.

The Qingming Festival sees a combination of sadness and happiness. This is the most important day of sacrifices to their ancestors and sweep the tombs of diseased. Also, They will not cook on this day and only cold food is served.

The Hanshi (Cold food )festival was usually one day before the Qingming Festival. As our ancestors often extended the day to the Qingming, They were later combined.

On each Qingming Festival, all cemeteries are crowded with people who came to sweep tombs and offer sacrifices. Traffic on the way to the cemeteries becomess extremely jammed. The customs have been greatly simplified today, After slightly sweeping the tombs, People offer food,flowers and favorites of the dead, Then burn incense and paper money and bow before the memorial tablet.

In contrast to the sadness of the tomb sweepers, People also enjoy hope of spring on this day. The Qingming Festival is a time when the sun shines brightly, The trees and grass become green and nature is again lively. Since ancient times, People have followed the custom of spring outings. At this time tourists are everywhere.

People love to fly kites during the Qingming festival. Kite flying is actually not limited to the Qingming Festival. Its uniqueness lies in that people fly kits not during the day, but also at night. A string of little lanterns tied onto the kite or the thread look like shining stars, and therefore, are called “god's lanterns.”

The Qingming Festival is also time to plant trees, for the survival rate of saplings is high and trees grow fast later. In the past, The Qingming Festival was called “Arbor Day”. But since 1979, “Arbor Day” was settled as March 12 according to the Gregorian calendar.

Our PekyBio will also have 3 days off during the Tomb-sweeping Day  from April 4-6th.
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