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Ching Ming

  • April 05, 2022
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Ching Ming, Grave Sweeping Day, is a traditional Chinese celebration honoring ancestors.

Ching Ming unfolds in a picnic-like atmosphere and is observed as a time for happy communion with ancestors rather than a somber occasion. On this day, families visit the cemeteries of their ancestors to pay their respects with offerings of flowers, incense, imitation paper money, and food. They also sweep and clean the gravesite.

This custom is observed as a traditional and cultural ritual rather than a religious practice.

For more details: Visit our Ching Ming page (part of our Virtual Library).


 2022 date  April 5
 2023 date  April 5


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