Qingming Festival for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Wednesday, April 5th. There are until the next observance.

The Ching Ming Festival will be held on April 5 this year. The event is often celebrated 15 days following the spring equinox, according to the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It occurs on the first day of the fifth solar period. Chinese Memorial Day, Tomb-Sweeping Day, and Ancestors Day are other names for this day. On this day, Chinese families pay visits to and clean the tombs of their departed relatives. Tomb cleansing, praying to the ancestors, burning joss sticks and paper, and making ceremonial offerings are some of the festival activities. Continue reading to find out more about this culturally significant festival.

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πŸ“† When is Qingming Festival?

This year, Qingming Festival falls on the 1st Wednesday in April; in 2024, it is on Friday.

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β†’ Did you know: The main pastry of the day is “Qingming,” which is prepared with glutinous rice flour and freshly extracted wormwood juice.

πŸ“œ History of Qingming Festival

The Duke issued the order to set fire to the woodland in the hopes of smoking Jie out, but Jie and his mother were killed in the fire. The Duke, filled with regret, built a shrine in his honor. People avoided burning fires for a month to remember Jie. Because the use of fire was restricted during the celebration, people had to eat cold meals. The month-long event caused suffering, hunger, and a few fatalities owing to cold food consumption during frigid winters. As a result, it was limited to three days during China’s three kingdom period. The celebration was also moved to the spring to avoid any further casualties during the hard winter.

The Ching Ming Festival is a day for washing the tombs of your loved ones and ancestors, a 2,500-year-old Chinese ritual.

β˜‘οΈ Facts

βœ… The use of chrysanthemums
On Ching Ming Day, chrysanthemum flowers are placed on the tombs.

βœ… Burn for afterlife
As a sacrifice to their deceased relatives, people burn things and occasionally money.

βœ… It is a national event
The festival was named a national cultural heritage event of China on May 20, 2006.

βœ… The pure bright festival
One of the Bounty’s 46-man crew was a fictitious crew member known as the “widow’s man,” whose salary was contributed to the fund and would be distributed to the families of deceased sailors.

✨ Things to do on Qingming Festival

Clean the tombs
Cleaning the tombs of your loved ones is the greatest way to commemorate the day. Cut the weeds and overgrown foliage, light incense, and pay your respects and prayers to your forefathers and mothers.

Light a ‘God’s Lantern’
The sight of thousands of lanterns fluttering across the sky is a memorable sight of the day. Prepare a god’s lantern and ignite it to fly at night.

Go on spring outings
This is a critical day for self-care. Spend a day off wandering through the beautiful forests and taking in the smell of flowers and the beauty of nature.

πŸ“… Qingming Festival Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2022 April 5 Tuesday
2023 April 5 Wednesday
2024 April 5 Friday
2025 April 5 Saturday
2026 April 5 Sunday

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