Cold Food and Qingming Festival have nourished the hot land of Chinese culture for a long time. Fire was forbidden in cold food, while fire was used in Qingming.

By the Qing Dynasty, the Cold Food Festival was completely symbolized and gradually merged with the Tomb-Sweeping Festival. The relationship between cold food and Jie Zitui originated from "Zhuangzi" during the Warring States Period. It is also called the "Hundred-Fifth Festival" since it occurs after the winter solstice.