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Qingming Festival: Chinese Honor Ancestors and Spring

The Qingming Festival is also known as the Tomb-Sweeping Day or the Pure Brightness Festival. It falls on April 4, 5, and 6 in the Western calendar. The number “four” is a homophone for the word “death” in Chinese. So double numbers (such as the date 4/4) are usually not considered auspicious. However, April 4 is ...

Jessica Kneipp

The Tang style poem of Qinming by Du Mu.