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Tomb Sweeping Festival
Day or Festival, a public holiday on the fifth day of the fourth month of the
lunar calendar, is one of the most important festivals in
Another important Tomb-sweeping Day tradition is the placing of paper on the tombs. The people believe the tomb to be the residing place of the deceased's spirit, and placing the paper on the tombs is equivalent to putting new tiles(瓦) on the roof of a house. The paper is held down with small stones so that the paper will not be swept away by the wind.