Qing Ming

On Qing Ming day, Chinese flock to cemeteries. They sweep and clean the tombs of their loved ones and offer among other things, food and flowers to the dead and burn incense and paper money. In China, Qing Ming is also important in guiding farm work. After the festival, temperature will rise and rainfall will increase and this signals the start of spring plowing and sowing. Qing Ming is therefore both a festival of commemoration and a guide to farm work.


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