"qingming festival is one of the most important traditional festival china. it is not only the people pay homage to their ancestors, cherish the memory of their ancestors festival, is also the chinese nation's link to find one's origin, is a hiking outing, close to nature, protecting the new spring ceremony."
as an important content of the festival ching ming festival sacrifice, outing custom comes from the cold food festival, shangsi festival. the cold food festival and the understanding of the nature of the. in china, cold food after the rebirth of the new fire is a kind of new transition ceremony, said the seasonal alternation information, a symbol of starting the new season, new hope, new life, new cycle. then there is the "thanksgiving" means, more emphasis on the "past" remembrance and gratitude. cold food observance ban fire cold food festival tomb sweeping outing travel, take new fire. before the tang dynasty, cold and clarity is the two successive but the theme of different festivals, the former qiu xin memorial nostalgia, the nursing students; yin and yang, a breath of life, the two have close relationship with the. fire ban is for fire, sacrifice to the archilife dead, it is cold and clear the inherent cultural association. tang xuanzong, the court had to order in the form of folk customs in the ching ming festival fixed sweep the tombs of the cold food festival, hanshi and qingming is closely connected with in time, cold food festival and qingming associated with early, sweep the tombs from the extended to the qingming cold food.