- 大熊Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
清明節 Ching Ming Festival （Tomb-sweeping Day)（All Souls' Day）
Ching 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 one's deceased ancestors and family members. Because it reinforces the ethic of filial piety,Ching Ming is a major Chinese festival.
Literally meaning "clear" (Ching ) 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 Ching Ming. Among some dialect groups a whole month is allocated.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The Qingming Festival meaning Clear and Bright Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival on the 104th ,the day after the winter solstice, usually occurring around April 5 of the Gregorian calendar .
Every leap year, Qing Ming is on April 4. Astronomically, it is also a solar term. In solar terms, the Qingming festival is on the 1st day of the 5th solar term, which is also named Qingming. Its name denotes a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime （踏青）, and also to tend to the graves of departed one.
It is an official public holiday in the Peoples Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Prior to 2008, the holiday was not official in the Peoples Republic of China since the Communist Party of China classified it as superstition.It was officially celebrated as a public holiday for the first time on April 4, 2008.