Ching Ming Festival is a traditional Chinese festival that usually falls at the beginning of April every year. Visiting the graveyard and praying for their ancestors, it is a day for Chinese to show their respect to ancestors and also to hope for receiving blessings and protection from them.
During graveyard visiting, they will burn joss paper, sweep ancestors’ graveyards, repaint headstone inscriptions and remove surrounding weeds. The interesting part is that they will burn paper models of mobile phones and other electronic products, so as to let the ancestors own these trendy products.
There are also some activities other than graveyard visiting, if you have no family to visit, you can check on the below recommended events:
- Spring Outing
It is a good time for hiking or picnic, as nature takes on a new look and the weather is good. Let’s get away from busy work life and go for outing to promote healthy body and mind.
- Flying Kites
Flying kites is an activity favored by many people during the Ching Ming Festival. Traditional Chinese would cut the string and let the kites fly free, as they believe that it can help them to avoid disaster as well as bringing them luck. You may also do this to wish for growing business of your company.
Hope you enjoy your holiday!
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