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Qingming Ceremony (Pure Brightness Festival) Tomb Sweeping Day

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join us for a memorable and enriching experience as we celebrate and honour Chinese ancestors at the Qingming Festival/Ceremony, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day at National Trust Hou Wang Chinese Temple & Museum, Atherton.

This event is a time of reflection, tribute, and cultural immersion that promises to be both educational and inspiring.

The Qingming Ceremony is a revered tradition that allows us to pay homage to our ancestors by maintaining their burial sites and offering gifts as a symbol of respect and remembrance. This year, we invite you to participate in a range of activities designed to deepen your understanding of Chinese Daoist burial practices and the significance of the Qingming Festival.


Event Highlights:

  • Guided Tours: Engage in half-hour guided tours from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, where you will learn about Chinese Daoist burial practices and the cultural significance of the Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day).
  • Pioneer Cemetery Tour: Join our experienced guides and special guest Henry Wah Day at 10.30 am and 12.30 pm for a 1-hour tour of the Pioneer Cemetery, exploring its historical significance and stories.
  • Chinese Tea Tasting: Indulge in Chinese tea tasting at noon while learning about the ancient art of tea making and its medicinal uses. Traditional sweets will complement this immersive experience.
  • Explore the Chinese Museum: From 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, discover the rich history and artifacts at the Chinese Museum, offering insights into Chinese culture and heritage.
  • Old Post Office Gallery Exhibition: Don’t miss the “All Things Eucalyptus” exhibition by Marjorie Beattie at the Old Post Office Gallery, celebrating Australia’s iconic eucalypts through mixed media and handmade jewellery.


This event is open to all who wish to celebrate and learn about Chinese ancestry, culture, and traditions. Join us for a day of cultural immersion, reflection, and discovery as we honour our ancestors and celebrate the Qingming Festival/Ceremony.


Hou Wang Chinese Temple Grounds
86 Herberton Road
Atherton, Queensland 4883 Australia
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