Qingming, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. Falling on April 4 this year, Qingming symbolizes a treasured new beginning.

Qingming Customs

Nowadays, people still have the custom of sweeping tombs and worshiping ancestors before and after Qingming Festival: weeding mounds, placing offerings, burning incense and praying in front of tombs, burning paper money and gold ingot, or simply laying flowers, to express grief for ancestors.
 
Things to do in Qingming Festival

Qingming is ideal for you to have a nice spring tour. In the past in China, Qingming Festival usually served as the festival of spring outing. Nowadays in China, people usually go outdoors to enjoy themselves in the wild of spring.
 
Spring Snacks in Beijing

In ancient China, Qingming Festival was not only a time to honor one's ancestors, but it was also a time to enjoy seasonal foods with friends and family. Thirteen kinds of authentic Beijing snacks are waiting for you to try.