Qing Ming Festival 2015

Introduction to Tomb Sweeping Festival

 Qingming Festival 2012There are many traditional festivals in China. Qingming Festival is one of the most important ones. Qingming Festival 2015 will be on April 5th this year. It is also called Tomb Sweeping Day or Chingming Day. It is a festival to remember our passed friends or relatives as well as our ancestors. Most people go to the ancestors' tombs and sacrifice them with food and wine. People also pay respect to the heroes who made contributions to the country or people. They will take wreath and put the wreath before their tombs.

People in one community will go to sacrifice their ancestors together. They will bring food, meat, wine as well as firecracker to the tomb places. It is a happy activity to travel out in spring. The festival will be on April 4th or 5th every year. During the festival, most people will take this chance to enjoy the warm spring and go out to relax. So there are many poets about Qingming Festival.

One of the most popular poets is 《清明》 written by Dumu, who is a famous poet of Tang Dynasty (618-907). In Chinese, he said:"清明时节雨纷纷,路上行人欲断魂。借问酒家何处有?牧童遥指杏花村." In English, the poem means people who walking in the rain of Qingming will lose his mind for the beautiful spring. He asked the child of riding bull where is the drinking pub. The child point to the Xinhua village. Xinhua village is a very famous wine production place in China. The poem vividly describe the weather and environment of Qingming Festival. Spring outing is a must in this season.

Qingming festival is regarded as one of the most important festival in China. Others are Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid Autumn Festival. These festivals are the traditional Chinese festivals. Every festival has its unique meaning and activities. They are the representatives of Chinese culture and has a long history in China.  

 

 

 

 

 

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