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    Default What is "Tomb Sweeping Day" ?

    I know the "Tomb Sweeping Day" is coming up this week in China. Anyone knows what it's about?

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    The Chinese Qingming Festival (or Ching Ming Festival) is an important traditional Chinese holiday and one of the 24 Chinese solar terms. It is also called the Tomb-sweeping Day because the Chinese people will offer sacrifices to their ancestors and sweep the tombs of the deceased.
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    Al parecer, en chino simplificado se escribe 清明节
    Seguramente hay algo interesante que decir de los ideogramas o las traducciones.

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    Actually, its origin has to do with an ancient story. It was originally established to commemorate a man called Jie Zitui, and later was commonly accepted by the society as a day to commemorate our past relatives/ancestors.

    Here you can read more about the interesting story:
    Qing Ming Festival and Its Origin

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    It sounded wird at first(Tomb Sweeping Day), but now it makes sense.

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