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Fact #102

In today’s fact we learn about Tomb Sweeping Day 清明节! Mr. Toes teaches us about this Chinese holiday where you honor your ancestors and can even send them gifts and messages in the afterlife.

The Fact a Day:
Did you know that…清明节 – Qingming known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, sometimes called Ancestors day is a traditional festival observed by the Han Chinese. It was first celebrated 2,500 years ago. Families will visit the tombs of ancestors to clean the gravesites, pray and make offerings. The offerings include traditional food dishes, burning of joss sticks & joss paper models of goods & fake money.

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