China Qingming cultual festival

Tomb-sweeping Day, or Qingming Festival, is the most important occasion for the Chinese to honor their ancestors.

In the central Chinese city of Kaifeng, an ancient capital of seven dynasties, a cultural festival is going on to mark the day.

About 2,000 local residents dressed up in costumes of China’s Song Dynasty went for a spring outing on Friday.

This is part of a ten-day China Qingming Cultural Festival in Kaifeng.

Organizers say Qingming Festival used to be and still remains a day to mourn the deceased, yet the festival could be more.

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