the qingming festival is a chinese holidays. in solar term, it is one of 24 solar term.
in china 2000 years ago during the qin and han dynasties has basically formed the 24 solar terms. 24 solar astronomy and meteorology etc. comprehensive knowledge, arranged a "spring cleaning day at spring, summer manwang summer. autumn dew autumn frost, snow snow winter chill "ballad. the qingming festival is ranked in the fifth songs. is lunar calendar in fifth solar term.
at this time, the weather gets warmer, spring returns to the earth, the recovery of all things, a vibrant, every door willow, sweep tombs and in the countryside. farmer's proverb there is "clear and bright in favor of millet" argument. huaxinfeng as marked by florescence. the flower is a hou aegiceras, rohmer spent two, three hou liu hua pointed out, full flowering and flower festival air. "when the hundred year old question" that "all things are growing at the same time, clean and bright and clean, so that the qingming festival".
qing ming is popularly associated with jie zi zhui, who lived in shanxi province in 600 b.c. legend has it that jie saved his starving lord's life by serving a piece of his own leg. when the lord succeeded in becoming the ruler of a small principality, he invited his faithful follower to join him. however, jie declined his invitation, preferring to lead a hermit's life with his mother in the mountains. believing that he could force jie out by burning the mountain, the lord ordered his men to set the forest on fire. to his consternation, jie chose to remain where he was and was burnt to death. to commemorate jie, the lord ordered all fires in every home to be put out on the anniversary of jie's death. thus began the "cold food feast", a day when no food could be cooked since no fire could be lit.
the "cold food" festival occurs on the eve of qing ming and is often considered as part of the qing ming festival. as time passes, the qing ming festival replaced the "cold food" festival. whatever practice is observed，the basic observation of qing ming is to remember one's elders by making a special effort to visit their graves, ashes or ancestral tablets. to make the visit even more meaningful, some time should be spent to remind the younger members of the family of the lives and contributions of their ancestors, and the story of jie zi zhui who choose death over capitulation.
last qingming festival,i return home to worship my grandfather.qingming festival is a folk festival.in the past,in the past, the qingming festival was called "arbor day". but today, chinese visit their family graves to tend to any underbrush that has grown. weeds are pulled, and dirt swept away, and the family will set out offerings of food and spirit money. unlike the sacrifices at a family's home altar, the offerings at the tomb usually consist of dry, bland food. one theory is that since any number of ghosts rome around a grave area, the less appealing food will be consumed by the ancestors, and not be plundered by strangers.
with the passing of time, this celebration of life became a day to the honor past ancestors. following folk religion, the chinese believed that the spirits of deceased ancestors looked after the family. sacrifices of food and spirit money could keep them happy, and the family would prosper through good harvests and more children.
worship还可以用来指宗教礼拜，它还可以表示“祭拜”。清明节时，we return home today to worship grandfather(我们回家乡祭拜外公)。