Friday, March 16, 2007

This year the festival of the Pure Brightness will be celebrated on 5th April. This festival usually falls on 107 days after the beginning of Winter.
This is also known as Tomb Sweeping Day. On this day, Chinese all over the world show their deep respect and reverence to their seniors, especially their ancestors. This is expressed by the solemn visit to the tomb of their forefather to remove weeds and beautify the tomb, burn joss sticks, offer food and paper money.
The other things to do are:- fly kites, plant trees such as melon, beans and specially Willows, as a remembrance to Jie Zitui. ( A loyal court official).

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