Qingming Festival or more commonly known as “Tomb-sweeping day” is an ancient Chinese festival, having been observed for over 2500 years.
It’s a day to pay respects to ancestors and quite literally “sweep the tombs”. On this day, families will visit the gravesites of deceased relatives to clean and give offerings. The holiday recognizes the traditional reverence of one’s ancestors in Chinese culture.
In today’s modern society, it is also a festival for people to go for a short break, travel, and enjoy the extra days off work/school.
Tomb Sweeping Day holiday adjustment
According to the Chinese government website, the 2022 Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) holiday schedule is as follows:
Off work: April 3-5 Sunday-Tuesday (3 days total)
Working day: April 2 Saturday (1 day)
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