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2023 Tomb Sweeping Day Holiday Notice

Qingming Festival, or the Tomb-Sweeping Day is one of the Chinese Twenty-four Solar Terms.  It is on April 4th or 5th of the Gregorian calendar. It is the crucial time for plowing and sowing in the spring. From that date, the temperatures begin to rise and rainfall increases.

Cleaning the tombs and paying respect to the dead with offerings are the two important practices to remember late relatives. Weeds around the tomb are cleared away and fresh soil is added to show care for the dead. The dead person's favorite food, wine and chopsticks are offered on their tombs, along with paper money.

Not only is Qingming Festival a day for commemorating the dead, but it is also a time for people to enjoy themselves. As trees turn green, flowers blossom, and the sun shines brightly, everything returns to life. It is a fine time to appreciate the beauty of nature.

People in the Jiangnan region often eat this kind of green colored balls made from glutinous rice on Tomb Sweeping Day. The green color is from the juice of brome grass that is added in the rice.

In both Northern and Southern China, it is a tradition to eat san zi, or fried dough twist, on Tomb Sweeping Day. The differences between san zi made by Northern and Southern people lie in sizes and materials. The former one is larger, often made from wheat and the latter is finer and made from rice.

The best time to pick fresh cudweed herb is around Tomb Sweeping Day. The herb is often added in veggie rolls or dumplings and consumed on the day. In South China, people add the wild plant also in steamed buns.

The Qingming Festival holiday for colleagues from the Foreign Trade Department of Shenglin Packaging is April 5th, a total of 1 day.

During the holiday period, there may be a delay in responding to your message, but we will try our best to respond to you in a timely manner.

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