Cold Food Festival 寒食节
Day of sacrifice 祭祀节日
Hell note/Joss paper 纸钱
Mourning ceremony 哀悼仪式
Offer sacrifices to ancestors 祭祖/上供
Funeral supplies/products 殡葬用品
Funeral services 殡葬服务业
Burn incense 焚香
Tomb sweeper 扫墓的人
Online funeral 网上葬礼
Online tribute 网上悼念
Cremation urn 骨灰盒
Sea burial 海葬
Tree burial 树葬
Celestial burial 天葬
Boat-coffin burial 船棺葬
National mourning 全国哀悼
National mourning day 全国哀悼日
Willow branches inserted on each gate 门旁插柳
Filial piety 孝顺；孝心
In memory/remembrance of
In memory/remembrance of
Honour the memory of
Sweep the tomb 扫墓
burn joss paper 烧纸钱
visit the cemetery 去墓园
pay respect to remember them 追思故人
Respect your parents 孝顺父母
Honor your parents 尊敬父母，重视父母
Be big on family 重视家庭
Family guys 把家庭看的很重的人（一般指男性）
We need burn joss paper and sweep the tomb on the Tomb-sweeping Day.
Qingming Festival, or the Tomb-Sweeping Day is one of the Chinese Twenty-four Solar Terms. It is on April 4th or 5th of the Gregorian calendar. It is the crucial time for plowing and sowing in the spring. From that date, the temperatures begin to rise and rainfall increases.
The Origin of Qingming Festival
It is said that the Qingming Festival was originally held to commemorate Jie Zitui, a loyal man who lived during the Spring and Autumn Period. Jie cut a piece of meat from his own leg in order to save his hungry lord who was forced to flee from his own country.
Later, when the lord regained his position, he forgot about Jie Zitui’s sacrifice. However, after being reminded, he felt ashamed and decided to reward the loyal man, but Jie had hidden in a mountain with his mother. In order to find Jie, the lord ordered that the mountain be set on fire.
Unfortunately, Jie was found dead with his mother. In order to commemorate the day of his death, the lord declared the date to be Hanshi (Cold Food) Festival — the day that only cold food can be eaten.
A year later, when the lord went to the mountain to commemorate Jie’s death, he found the burned willows had revived, so he gave instructions that the day after Hanshi Festival was to be Qingming Festival. Eventually, the two festivals were combined into one.
The Customs of Qingming Festival
Cleaning the tombs and paying respect to the dead with offerings are the two important practices to remember late relatives. Weeds around the tomb are cleared away and fresh soil is added to show care for the dead. The dead person’s favorite food, wine and chopsticks are offered on their tombs, along with paper money.
Not only is it a day for commemorating the dead, but it is also a time for people to enjoy themselves.
As trees turn green, flowers blossom, and the sun shines brightly, everything returns to life. It is a fine time to appreciate the beauty of nature. This custom can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770 – 476BC) and Warring States Period (475 – 221BC).
树木变绿，花儿绽放，阳光明媚，万物复苏。这是欣赏大自然之美的好时机。这个习俗可以追溯到春秋时期(公元前770 – 476年)和战国时期(公元前475 – 221年)。
Flying kites is also closely associated with the Qingming Festival.
Spring outings not only add joy to life but also promote a healthy mind and body.