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Tomb-Sweeping Day 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, Tomb-Sweeping Day is a major Chinese Festival.
This Chinese Festival falls in early spring, on the 106th day after the winter solstice. It is an occasion for the whole family to leave the home and to sweep the graves of thire forebears. Chinese being practical people this sweeping of the graves given an extended period, that is , 10 days before and after Tomb-Sweeping Day.
This picture is a famous poetry written by 杜牧 (dù mù).
Here comes the poetry:
qīng míng shí jié yǔ fēn fēn
lù shàng xíng rén yù duàn hún
jiè wèn jiǔ jiā hé chù yǒu
mù tóng yáo zhǐ xìng huā cūn
How do you commemorate the deceased ancestors and family members?
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