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This major Chinese holiday is, like so many other spring holidays, related to the extremely ancient Babylonian New Year celebration. In China, people were certainly celebrating Qingming Jie by the time of the Han Dynasty, two thousand years ago. Like other spring holidays, it involves dyeing eggs. But also, people put out all their fires and lighted new ones for the new year. Read more about it in our article here:

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