Qingming is the fifth of 24 solar terms on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. It is the only solar term that also marks an important traditional festival, the Tomb-Sweeping Day, which fell on April 4 this year. This day is usually accompanied by drizzles as vegetation wakes up from the long winter slumber.
Watch this video provided by Weather China, the online weather service of the China Meteorological Administration, to find out more.
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