Ching Ming Festival

The Chingming Festival or  Pure Brightness Festival, Clear Bright Festival or Ancestors Days or Tomb Sweeping Day is a traditional Chinese festival on the 104th day after the winter solstice (or the 15th day from Spring Equinox) usually around April 5th of the Gregorian calendar.

Chingming Festival is when Chinese people visit the graves of their ancestors.  It has a tradition going back to more than 2,500 years.  The overseas Chinese communities take this festival seriously and observe its traditions faithfully. 

Before the festival day, young and old sweep the tombs and on that day the people offer food, tea, wine, chopsticks, and joss paper accessories to the ancestors.