Origin Of Ching Ming Festival
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Origin Of Ching Ming Festival

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Qingming Festival is also known as Taqing Festival. It is one of the traditional Chinese festivals and one of the most important sacrifice festivals. It is the day of ancestor worship and grave sweeping.

The traditional Qingming Festival of Chinese Han nationality started around the Zhou Dynasty and has a history of more than 2,500 years. Influenced by the Han culture, China’s Manchu, Hezhe, Zhuang, Oroqen, Wa, Tu, Miao, Yao, Li, Shui, Jing, and Dong ethnic groups also all have customs of the Qingming Festival. Although the customs vary from place to place, tomb sacrifice and ancestral worship and outing tours are the basic themes.

The Qingming Festival originally referred to the fifteen days after the spring equinox. In 1935, the government of the Republic of China designated April 5th as the national holiday Qingming Festival, also known as the National Tomb Sweeping Festival. On May 20, 2006, with the approval of the State Council, Qingming Festival was included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage lists.

The Ching Ming Festival is the grandest festival of ancestor worship of the Chinese nation. The Qingming Festival embodies the national spirit, inherits the sacrifice culture of Chinese civilization, and expresses the moral feelings of people respecting their ancestors, worshiping their ancestors, and following stories. The Qingming Festival has a long history, which originated from the spring festival activities in the ancient times, and the second festival of spring and autumn, which has been in ancient times. The formulation of the ancient Ganzhi calendar provided the prerequisites for the formation of the festival. The ancestral beliefs and sacrifice culture were important factors for the formation of ancestral customs in the Qingming Festival. Qingming Festival has a long history and is a synthesis and sublimation of traditional spring festival customs.

The Qingming solar term is one of the twenty-four specific seasons in the Ganzhi calendar to indicate the seasonal changes. At this time, Tutu is new, full of vitality, the temperature is rising, everything is clean, and the earth presents the image of spring and Jingming. Spring tour) and Xingqing (tomb festival) good time. The Qingming Festival is rich in traditions and can be summarized as two festival traditions: one is to respect the ancestors, and to follow the distance carefully; the other is to go outing and stay close to nature. The Qingming Festival has both the nature and the humanities. It is both a solar term and a festival. The Qingming Festival not only has the theme of sacrificing, remembering, and thinking, but also the theme of outings and the joy of mind and body. Has been vividly reflected. Through historical development, the Qingming Festival merges the customs of the Cold Food Festival and the Shangying Festival, and mixes many kinds of folk customs into one. It has extremely rich cultural connotations.

Post time:        Apr-03-2020

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