Singapore (March 23) Agoda.es, global site of hotel reservations online with base in Asia and part of Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PLCN), announced special last minute deals to Hong Kong, Taipei, Macau and Beijing to stay during the Qingming Festival celebrations. The Qingming is a Chinese tradition that goes back more than 2000 years, and which develops around the veneration of ancestors. In Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao and mainland China, this date has been declared national and party during the Qingming pronounced ching ming-, families visit the graves of their ancestors?to pay them tribute, arrange the graves and make offerings of flowers, food and the so-called money of the spirit, money delivered so that the spirit of the deceased has everything you need in your afterlife. By these practices it is known as the day cleaning graves. This year the Qingming is celebrated on April 5, the festival takes place 15 days after the spring equinox and coincides with the arrival of the best climate.
Qing Ming – which means clear and bright name alludes to the sunny days of spring and the customs of the festival are closely linked with the benefits of the climate. After visiting the graves of ancestors, people usually go for a walk to the field, plant trees or back comets. A Chinese tradition is to serve cold dishes without cooking, so it also usually refer to the Qingming as the day of the cold food. Visitors to Beijing during the Qingming may walk through the gardens Yuan Ming Yuan, the gardens of perfection and light. A space where, in the middle of the 18th century of the summer palace relics, artisans installed their posts and the comets fans show their skills. The Macau Dome, presents along the River during the Qingming Festival. This is an animated version of a renowned parchment of the 12th century that describes the life in China during this period and is one of the most important illustrated works of China.