QingMing Festival of 2015 is on April 5. The holiday in China starts from April 4 to April 6.
Qing Ming Festival or QingMing Jie (also known as Tom-Sweeping Day in English) is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. It usually falls on April 4 or April 5. QingMing means “Clear and Bright Festival,” which is to tend the family graves.
Interesting Facts about QingMing Festival
Name: QingMing Jie or ChingMing Jie
Date: April 4 or April 5
Celebrations: tomb sweeping, food and drink offering, and fire crackers
Significance: Time to show respect or worship ancestors
QingMing Festival is a time for Chinese people to visit the graves of their ancestors and pray for them. People sweep tombs and offer off, tea, wine, chopsticks, and joss paper to commemorate their ancestors. QingMing is one of the most important days and times to show respect to ancestors.
How Do Chinese Celebrate QingMing Festival
There are many activities for QingMing Festival. The main ones are tomb sweeping, taking spring outings, kite flying, and putting willow branches on gates. It is a combination of sadness and happiness.
Dates of QingMing Festival
QingMing Festival of 2015 is on April 5. The holiday in China is from April 4 to April 6.
QingMing Festival of 2016 is on April 4. The holiday in China is from April 2 to April 4.
QingMing Festival of 2017 is on April 4. The holiday in China is from April 2 to April 4.
QingMing Festival of 2018 is on April 5. The holiday in China is from April 5 to April 6.
Chinese people celebrate eight traditional Chinese festivals, which are Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Lantern Festival, QingMing Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Double Seventh Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, ChongYang Festival, and Winter Solstice.