Qing Ming Festival all over the world

Today is Qingming Jie (清明节) or Tomb Sweeping Day, and many Chinese and Overseas Chinese all over the world will spend the day visiting the tombs of their ancestors to honour and remember their ancestors.

The festival dates back all the way to the ancient China when Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty declared that all formal paying of respects should be done on a single day.

As Chinese over the millennia took its first steps out of Mainland China, they brought the traditions of celebrating Qingming along with them to their new adopted home. These are just some sample videos of how it’s now celebrated by Chinese in different parts of the world.

Singapore

Penang, Malaysia

Malaysia

Thailand

Yangshuo, Guilin, China

Taiwan