In China, the national holiday of Qingming, or "Tomb-Sweeping Day," is observed. On April 5 of nonleap years, Qingming is honored as a day for the Chinese to remember their deceased ancestors. They honor them by visiting and cleaning their graves and leaving offerings of food, drink or gifts.
Qingming is a national holiday in China, and it is believed to be unlucky for a business to be open. People celebrate the day by taking trips, singing and dancing. It is also a time when the courting process begins among couples.