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Irish Born Chinese

Ching Ming Festival 2016

Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 19:59 by whykay | Comments
I'm home for Ching Ming Festival, it's "Tomb-Sweeping Day" in English.

Here's what it looks like in Traditional Chinese script: 清明節

According to Wikipedia:

The Qingming Festival is an opportunity for celebrants to remember and honour their ancestors at grave sites. Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food, tea, wine, chopsticks, joss paper accessories, and/or libations to the ancestors.
Although mostly we will be visiting dad's grave and clean it, offering food and tea, I don't think we will be burning paper accessories, maybe joss sticks (if it's not too windy to light them). Any other oversea born Chinese observe this tradition?

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