Qingming Festival is one of the eight important festivals in China and is considered as the day of sacrifice. Grave Sweeping known as Shangfen in Chinese, is in remembrance of the ancestors. This festival is similar to Pitra Paksha or Shraddh in India, which also lasts for a period of 15 days.
As per the custom, people sweep the grave of their ancestors. They offer wine, food, fruits and paper money at the graveyard. Food is offered to the ancestors in front of the tomb, then burn the paper money for them. The belief is that these things will reach to them and their soul will be at peace. Tomb is covered by fresh soil, few green twigs are kept on the tomb and kowtow is worshipped. Finally, eat near the grave and go home.
Qingming Festival is also called as Taqing Festival. According to the solar calendar, this festival is between April 4th and 6th. Spring is a good time to travel, since the ancient times there is a custom of getting pure sunrays by carrying out a series of sports activities. This is followed till date by worshipping the ancestor and remembering the relatives on this day.
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Qingming Festival is one of the traditional festivals in China. It’s also one of the the 24 solar terms. It is said that after Dayu’s flood control, people use the words of Qingming to celebrate end of the flood and for peace in the world. During this time, the spring is warm, everything is recovering and sky is clear. It is a good time to travel. Tradition of travelling started during Tang Dynasty. It has become a custom since then. In addition of visiting scenic places, people also participate in all kinds of entertainment activities to make life more colorful.
Qingming Festival began in Zhou dynasty, about 2500 years ago. Qingming Festival is also beginning of planting of new crop.