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In today’s program, we will talk about ”Tomb-sweeping Day”.
Tomb-sweeping Day is an important Chinese traditional festival to honor and pay respect to one's deceased ancestors and family members.
The main custom is to sweep tombs. People offer food, flowers and favorites of the dead, then burn incense and paper money and bow before the memorial tablet.
This Chinese festival falls in early spring, on the 106th day after the winter solstice. Therefore, Tomb-sweeping Day is also a festival to enjoy the beautiful spring.
The English translation of “Qingming Jie” is Tomb-sweeping Day, which emphasizes the custom of this festival.
It is convenient for foreign friends to understand the cultural custom of this Chinese traditional festival.
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