Qingming in Beijing

What is Tomb-Sweeping Festival and what you can do to celebrate it

Qingming Jie, or tomb-sweeping festival, is a national public holiday in China that commemorates family ancestors. Falling on Friday April 5 in 2019, Qingming is traditionally a time to visit your family tomb and offer the deceased gifts for the afterlife, such as paper money, cars and wine. Whether or not you're making a pilgrimage to the laojia (hometown) this Qingming, read up on the background of the holiday here and check out our picks of things to do over the long weekend.

What is Qingming?

Primer: What is Qingming Jie?
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Primer: What is Qingming Jie?

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How to sweep a tomb for Qingming Jie
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How to sweep a tomb for Qingming Jie

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What to buy for Qingming

Traditional gifts to burn for Qingming Jie
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Traditional gifts to burn for Qingming Jie

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The best Taobao gifts to buy for Qingming Jie
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The best Taobao gifts to buy for Qingming Jie

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Check out these tombs

The biggest and best tombs in Beijing
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The biggest and best tombs in Beijing

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Construction workers just discovered something big in Beijing

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