Qīngmíngjié 清明节 (Qingming Festival)

Haiwang YUAN

In the handscroll Peace Reigns over the River, by Zhang Zeduan and believed by art historians to depict the celebration of the Qing-Ming Festival in modern-day Kaifeng, street hawkers offer food, drink, and fans to passersby.

Officially reinstated as an official holiday in 2007, the Qingming (clear and bright 清明) Festival is a day of both sorrow and joy. While paying tribute to the dead, people go outdoors to enjoy the spring. Because of the festival’s legendary….

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