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Qingming Festival 2018

Qingming Festival 2018


Qingming Festival, also called Tomb Sweeping Day or Pure Brightness in English, usually falls on April 4 or 5. Qingming is the second of 24 solar terms on the traditional Chinese solar calendar. It is also a time for people to go outside and start enjoying the greenery of spring.

In 2018, the Qingming Festival falls on April 5. The public holiday in China is April 5, 2018. Many people have holiday vacation from April 5 to April 7.

Qingming Festival Facts:

Chinese: Qīngmíng jié / ching-ming jyeah/ 'Pure Bright Festival'
Date: April 4 or 5 (start of Qingming, solar term 2)
Importance: an important day for showing respect to/worshiping ancestors
Celebrations: tomb sweeping and upkeep, food/drink offerings, fire crackers

History: over 2,500 years


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