the qingming (pure brightness) festival is one of the 24 seasonal division points in china, falling on april 4-6 each year. after the festival, the temperature will rise up and rainfall increases. it is the high time for spring plowing and sowing.
qing ming is a time to remember the dead and the dearly departed. more important, it is a period to honour and to pay respect to one's deceased ancestors and family members. because it reinforces the ethic of filial piety, qing ming is a major chinese festival.
The Qingming (Pure Brightness) Festival is one of the 24 seasonal division points in China， falling on April 4-6 each year。 After the festival， the temperature will rise up and rainfall increases。 It is the high time for spring plowing and sowing。 But the Qingming Festival is not only a seasonal point to guide farm work， it is more a festival of memoration。
literally meaning "clear" (qing) and "bright" (ming), this chinese festival falls in early spring, on the 106th day after the winter solstice. it is a "spring" festival, and it is an occasion for the whole family to leave the home and to sweep the graves of their forebears.
In ancient times， people celebrated Qing Ming Jie with dancing， singing， picnics， and kite flying。 Colored boiled eggs would be broken to symbolize the opening of life。
One theory is that since any number of ghosts rome around a grave area， the less appealing food will be consumed by the ancestors， and not be plundered by strangers。