Also known as the Qingming Festival, the Ching Ming Festival is a traditional cultural event celebrated on the 15th day from the Spring Equinox according to the Chinese calendar. During the festival people visit the burial sites and graves of their ancestors where they offer prayers to those who have departed. It is also a time to clean grave sites and make offerings of such items as wine, food or tea. Other activities undertaken at this time include going out on family excursions, lighting incense, kite flying and beginning spring ploughing. Those visiting the Chinese capital during the Ching Ming Festival and looking to stay at a Beijing luxury hotel can choose Grand Millennium Beijing. This centrally located city hotel Beijing offers a range of luxurious accommodation options that come with the very best in contemporary comforts.