Qingming / Tomb Sweeping Day Images:
The Qingming or Ching Ming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day in English, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. This makes it the 15th day after the Spring Equinox, either
4 or 5 April
in a given year. Other common translations include Chinese Memorial Day and Ancestors’ Day.
A bear doll is seen beside the tomb of a pet dog ahead of the Qingming Festival at Baifu pet cemetery on the outskirts of Beijing, China March 26, 2016
A collar is placed on the tomb of pet dog Logan at Baifu pet cemetery ahead of the Qingming Festival on the out skirts of Beijing, China March 26, 2016
A father holds hands with his son and as they walk over offerings and paper money while thousands of Yeh family members attend an annual worship ceremony to pay respects to their ancestors during the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on April 4, 2016
Participants hold bamboo sticks as they push to rowboats during a traditional celebration for Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Festival, in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, China, on April 4, 2016
People visit and tend to graves during the annual ‘Qingming’ festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, at a public cemetery in Shanghai on April 4, 2016. During Qingming, Chinese traditionally tend the graves of their departed loved ones and often burn paper offerings to honour them and keep them comfortable in the afterlife.
So called ‘spirit money’ burns next to a grave as an offering during the annual Qingming festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, at a public cemetery in Shanghai on April 4, 2016
Participants wear traditional costumes at a celebration to worship Yellow Emperor Xuan Yuan, who is considered by many to be the ancestor of the Chinese, during Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Festival, in Hangling county, Shaanxi Province, China, on April 4, 2016