If you choose to come to China for internship during spring time, you will come across a very important festival for Chinese – Qingming festival. It’s also called Tomb Sweeping Day, usually falls on April 4th– 6th on Lunar calendar.
What Qingming festival is all about?
Qingming Festival has a history of over 2,500 years. It is a traditional Chinese festival was originally held to commemorate a loyal to the emperor named JieZitui and has become an important day of sacrifice for most people in China. It has a history of over 2,500 years.
How do Chinese Celebrate the Qingming Festival?
Qingming Festival is a time of many different activities, among which the main ones are tomb sweeping, taking a spring outing, and flying kites. Some other lost customs like wearing willow branches on the head and riding on swings have added infinite joy in past days. It is a combination of sadness and happiness.
People often participate in a sport to drive off the cold and expect the arrival of spring. The festival integrates both reverence and fun through Chinese customs.
Take a Spring Outing and enjoy your free time during the internship in China.
As an international intern in China, you can have 3 days off from your internship for Qingming Festival which is also a good time to feel the breath of spring.
You can get out and enjoy the spring blossoms with your Chinese friends. The festival usually falls on the spring flower season in China. It marks the beginning of the season when people spend more time outside as the weather warms up.
Some festival traditional food you don’t want to miss
Different places have different foods for Qingming Festival. The traditional Qingming festival foods include sweet
green rice balls, peach blossom porridge, crispy cakes, etc. These foods are usually cooked one or two days before the arrival of the Qingming Festival.
Sweet Green Rice Ball is the most traditional Qingming food and it’s a must try for foreign interns in Qingming Festival.
Qingming festival is not only a day when people pay their respects to their ancestors but also recognized as the dayhike in green. So, why not go for a spring outing with your friends and relax from your internship by enjoying the beautiful nature landscape in China?