Color-A-Page is heeeeere! “Qingming” whaaaat?
Qingming Festival. aka “Tomb Sweeping Day”
So I read about this really cool festival in some parts of East Asia…..Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and some places in China.
Ever thought to respect the memory of your dead ancestors? I must admit I havn’t….until now! I think it’s a great festival! Who are we without our family and our history? So it has officially been added to Color-A-Page!
There are many traditional activities involves with this festival as stated in this article. But the most intriguing to me are the kites!
Flying kites is a traditional activity on Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day. People like flying kites on Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day, no matter in the daytime or at night. In the evening, they attach strings of little colorful lanterns to the kite or the thread, which look like twinkling stars in the sky, giving them the name “sacred lantern”. In the past, some people would cut off the thread when the kite flew to the sky, letting it drift to wherever the wind took it. It is said that this can cure diseases, prevent disasters and bring good luck.