Qing Ming Festival, also called Pure Brightness Day and Tomb Sweeping Day. It comes around April 5 every year. Qingming, meaning clear and bright, is the day for mourning the dead. This was originally a day set aside for people to offer sacrifices to their ancestors. By the time of the festival, the weather has turned warmer and the earth is covered in green. Friends like to go together to the outskirts of the city to walk in the green grass, fly kites and appreciate the beauty of spring. That is why Pure Brightness Day is sometimes also called the "Stepping on Greenery Festival."