Two PocketCultures readers from China wrote in with this post about tomb sweeping day in China, which was on April 4th this year.
Tomb-sweeping Day has a very long history in China. It is an important day which shows that we Chinese value family ties and our ancestors. For the older generation, the most common practice is to return to their birthplace and to visit the cemetery of their ancestors. In the countryside, many tombs look like small piles of earth.