Qing Ming

(Tomb Sweeping Festival)

Qing Ming

(Tomb Sweeping Festival)

 

This traditional Chinese festival with origins that can be traced back to the Ming dynasty is observed to honour one’s ancestors. Its official day is the fifteenth day after the Spring Equinox, although many people now visit the graves of their ancestors on a day of convenience – within a fortnight before or after the official day itself. Besides Chinese New Year, Qing Ming is the one other time families spread out geographically will reunite. Young and old will sweep the tombs, pray and make food and paper offerings to their ancestors.

 

​Customers are invited to get in touch with our respective offices to arrange for tents or umbrellas before they visit the tombs.