Qing Ming is a time to remember the dead and the dearly departed. More important, it is a period to honour and to pay respect to the one's deceased ancestors and family members. Because it reinforces the ethic of filial piety, Qing Ming is a major the Chinese festival.
Literally meaning "clear" (Qing) and "bright" (Ming), this Chinese festival falls in early spring, on the 106th day after the winter solstice. It is a "spring" festival, and it is an occasion for the whole family to leave the home and to sweep the graves of their forebears. Chinese being practical people this sweeping of the graves is given an extended period, that is, 10 days before and after Qing Ming day. Among some dialect groups a whole month is allocated.
The tomb-sweeping day as a holiday, are different from pure solar terms. Solar term is a sign of phenology change, seasonal order in China, and it is more a festival of custom activities and some memorable.
Tomb-sweeping day is China's traditional festival, is also the most important memory of ancestors and the grave. This grave to commemorate the dead man's a kind of activity. The han nationality and some minority are mostly in the tombs. Grave, people to carry goods such as especially fruit, paper money to the grave, will be food for offering in the family tomb, to use paper money on fire new soil up to the grave, fold a few branches pale green branches ed in the grave, and then kowtow worship salute, finally eat especially home. The tang dynasty poet tu mu's poem "qingming" : "rains fall heavily as qingming comes, and passers-by with lowered spirits go. Restaurant where? Boy pointed apricot blossom village." Write the ching Ming festival special atmosphere.
Ching Ming festival, also called TaQingJie, according to the solar calendar for, it is in every year on April 4 to 6, between, it is beautiful spring scenery spring-out of season, also is a good time to people spring outing, so the ancients had qingming outing, and carry out a series of customs sports activities.
Until today, tomb-sweeping day ancestor worship, mourning the late relatives customs still prevail.
Ching Ming festival is a traditional Chinese festival, has a history of two thousand five hundred years; Its main traditional cultural activities are: grave, outing, cockfighting, swing, play mat, pull hook, tug-of-war), etc. The members (the grave), is very old. Tomb-sweeping day, as a traditional culture, it is a full of mysterious colorific festival, on this day, the pedestrians on the road are missing people who died, to express their respect and grief!
Ching Ming festival, in hainan many locals call it the "qingming festival". Middle age the qingming festival is very important, if not as a legal holiday, they will also take time to go home "qingming festival". This suggests that the qingming festival has become a culture, become a man of the late express a way of missing loved ones.
Qingming festival, is a kind of Chinese traditional culture recognition and respect. Qingming festival is very important in the ancient tradition of a festival, is also the most important festival of festivals, was the day of ancestor worship and the grave. This grave, the shrine of the dead an activity. The han nationality and some minority are mostly in the tombs. According to the old tradition, the grave, people to carry goods such as especially fruit, paper money to the grave, will be food for offering in the family tomb, then paper incineration, new soil up to the grave, fold a few branches pale green branches ed in the grave, and then salute kowtow worship, finally eat especially home. The tang dynasty poet tu mu's poem "qingming" : "rains fall heavily as qingming comes, and passers-by with lowered spirits go. Restaurant where? Boy pointed apricot blossom village." Write the tomb-sweeping day is special atmosphere. Until today, tomb-sweeping day ancestor worship, mourning the late relatives customs still prevail. And the more brought to the attention of the people.
Chinese is influenced by its the culture, make clear the Chinese memorial ancestors festival. Ancestor worship in qingming festival people are back, this is a kind of culture, a kind of habit.