Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Qingming Festival in China

Qingming Festival (清明节), Pure Brightness Festival in English, is a traditional Chinese festival on the 104th day after the winter solstice, usually occurring around April 5 of the Gregorian calendar.  The name of this festival denotes a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime and tend to the graves of departed ones.

This set of 3 stamps featured on this envelope illustrates this traditional festival.  The last stamp (50分) portrays construction on Hainan Island.  Thank you very much Hai Huang!  -_-

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the information on this festival. It's about springtime here in the central USA too.
    I host a stamp meme every Sunday called Sunday stamps - you would be very welcome.
    Please see http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/. You can follow the week's theme or post your own stamps.
    I hope you join us.