Qingming, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. Falling on April 5 this year, Qingming symbolizes a treasured new beginning.

Customs on Qingming Festival

The various customs on Qingming Festival are interesting. In addition to tomb sweeping, there are also lots of customs and sports activities, including shooting the willow, playing on a swing and cuju etc. This festival includes not only sorrows from sweeping new tombs, but also laughter from spring outings.


Thirteen Snacks for Qingming Festival in Beijing

In ancient China, Qingming Festival was not only a time to honor one's ancestors, but it was also a time to enjoy seasonal foods with friends and family. Thirteen kinds of authentic Beijing snacks are waiting for you to try.


Things to Do on Qingming Festival

Qingming is ideal for you to have a nice spring tour. In the past in China, Qingming Festival usually served as the festival of spring outing. Nowadays in China, people usually go outdoors to enjoy themselves in the wild of spring.



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