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Here encloses some information about Tomb-Sweeping Day for your reference.
Tomb-Sweeping Day, also known as Pure Brightness Festival or Qingming Festival, is
one of the 24 segments of the Chinese calendar. It normally falls on the 4th or 5th of
April, between spring plowing and summer weeding, and is a time to pay respects to
one's ancestors and to tidy their gravesite. On this day, whole families, young and
old, go to the gravesite of deceased family members to burn incense and perform a ritual offering while clearing away plant overgrowth from the gravesite.
Qingming Festival is a time of many different activities, among which the main ones are tomb sweeping, taking a spring outing, flying kites. Some other lost customs like wearing willow branches on the head and riding on swings have added infinite joy in past days. The festival is a combination of sadness and happiness, perhaps bittersweet.
The major custom in Qingming Festival is tomb sweeping. According to folk religion, the spirits of deceased ancestors still live underground and look after the family; the tombs are said to be their houses; thus it is very important to keep the tombs clean.
On this day, people visit their family graves to remove any underbrush that has grown. They would uproot weeds near the gravesites, wipe the tombstones and decorate the tombstones with fresh flowers. And then they will set out offerings of food and paper money.