Qingming Festival is a traditional Chinese festival and one of the most important sacrificial festivals. It is a day for ancestor worship and tomb sweeping. Besides China, which other countries have Qingming Festival? Besides China, there are some other countries and regions in the world that also have Qingming Festival. Which countries do they have?
Speaking of the Qingming Festival in Vietnam, we have to mention the cold food festival, which originated in China and was later introduced into Vietnam. According to Chinese customs, Vietnamese also celebrate the cold food festival. On the one hand, they remember jieziti's loyalty, and on the other hand, they are an opportunity to sacrifice their ancestors. In Vietnam, Qingming Festival is also called tangtuan Festival. Due to the close time between Qingming Festival and cold food festival, Vietnam combines the two to eat cold food, such as Tangyuan and tangtuan, on the third day of the third day of the third lunar month, which is the sweetest and most fragrant festival of the year for Vietnamese.
Vietnam is one of the few countries in the world that uses the lunar calendar like China. The Qingming Festival is a day for Vietnamese people to visit their ancestors' tombs and go on a outing.
The Republic of Korea
In South Korea, the local people also have Qingming Festival, which is also April 5 of the Gregorian calendar. It is also a day that people attach great importance to. Before the Qingming Festival, you will see that there are plain flowers in flower shops of all sizes for people to use in sacrifice during the Qingming Festival.
Korean people like to sacrifice their ancestors with flowers. They put flowers on their tombs to show their nostalgia for their ancestors. Because of the fear of causing a mountain fire, people will not burn paper money when they sacrifice their ancestors.
Qingming Festival in Malaysia and Singapore is the festival of local Chinese, which is carried on according to Chinese customs. Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia are mostly descendants of people from southern provinces of China, so Qingming Festival is basically the same as that in Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan or Chaozhou.
However, Qingming Festival in Malaysia is not a public holiday, so Chinese usually choose to visit their tombs on weekends around the festival.
Besides China, which other countries have Qingming Festival? Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.