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24 Solar Terms: Clear and Bright

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The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, is a traditional Chinese festival when families pay tribute to their deceased loved ones and ancestors. It falls on April 5 this year.

Of all the 24 solar terms, Clear and Bright is the only one whose first day is also a traditional Chinese festival, Qingming Day.

It is the 15th day after the Spring Equinox, either 4 or 5 April in a given year.

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