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.