Qingming Festival

Qingming Day, the 15th day of the 3rd lunar month, is the most important sacrificial offering holiday, and also a day, which the common people worship ancestors and sweep the graves. Sweeping the graves is also called grave visiting, is the kind of activity to do sacrificial offering for the dead. Because in Shanghai many residents bury family members in the cities around Shanghai, every year of Qingming Festival,  and many Shanghai residents can go to other cities with the whole family to sweep the graves. In recent two years, every year, more than 1.3 million residents go to Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces to go for a walk in the countryside and sweep the graves.
In order to alleviate the traffic pressure, and sweep the graves in civilized way, now “memorize online” website receives the Shanghai resident’s welcome. Many residents will paste pictures and the life story of passed family members on the net. This enables people to sweep the graves without going out.