Source: Yiwu sourcing agent Author: Helan Date: 2012-04-08
Qingming, meaning clear and bright in Chinese, is one of the 24 solar terms in China. The 24 solar terms represent the weather changes in a year. Qingming Festival this year precisely fell on 5: 06 pm of April 4, according to the newly released Chinese Astronomical calendar.
Experts of folk customs said that Qingming contains not only the feelings of grief but also some feelings of joy.
This year, the Qingming Festival falls on April 5, according to the solar calendar. To Chinese people, the Qingming Festival is an opportunity to remember and honor their ancestors at grave sites. Except for cleaning the tombs, people will also have a spring outing, play a swing on the robe, fly kites, and hold a tug-of war activity and cockfights on this day.
The Qingming Festival was approved into the first intangible cultural heritage list by the State Council on May 20, 2006 .