Tomb sweeping festival (清明节qīngmíngjié) may be observed in the early spring (April 4 or 5) but learning about the meaning and traditions associated with it can give us insight into Chinese culture that is helpful no matter what season we're in. This episode features a conversation with He Laoshi (Teacher He) as well as a conversation with DeAnn, an American that has taught English in China for many years. Both of them share their experiences with Tomb sweeping festival and what stands out to them about this holiday.
We also get to hear the tale of Jiezi tui (介子推), told by XIS senior Kyle Jang, and how this story is connected with Cold Food Festival (寒食节) and Tomb sweeping Festival.
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