The Tomb Sweeping Day, also known as the traditional Qing Ming Festival is a day for remembrance whereby the Chinese will visit and pay respect to their ancestors at the graveyards or burial grounds...
In general, the young and old would pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer symbolic offerings such as rice, chicken, roasted meat, tea, wine, joss paper accessories and etc… On top of this, incenses and 'spirit money' are burnt as a form of offering. Another common practice is to carry flowers instead of burning paper, incense or firecrackers…
Basically, it is about maintaining the tomb and give offerings… Does this sound familiar to you yet? Perhaps, you have witnessed a similar situation from what Mulan does in the Disney Channel! It is an opportunity for celebrants to reminisce and honor the memory of their forebears at the grave sites on this Memorial Day.
Last of all, The Tomb Sweeping Day is an official public holiday in China. Please note that our buying office based in China (Zhu Hai, Sheng Zhen, Shang Hai) will be closed from 2-4th April 2012... But ODM Asia Hong Kong will be opened for this Holiday.
Check out some of the Public Holidays or Festival Days in China and Hong Kong at the following Blog post:
- HK Holidays – Chung Yeung Festival
- Golden Week China Holidays…
- Hong Kong, China, Singapore Public Holidays 2012
- Mid-Autumn Festival – Upcoming Holidays
- Hong Kong SAR – Establishment Day 1st July
- Buddha’s Birthday 2011 – Hong Kong Holidays
- Labour Day 2011 – Holidays in China, HK, Singapore
- Easter 2011 – Holidays in Hong Kong & Singapore.
- China National Day Holidays
- Mid-Autumn Festival Holidays
- 1st July – Hong Kong Special Region Administrative Establishment Day