Ching Ming festival: virtual grave sweeping and four other quirky stories

//Ching Ming festival: virtual grave sweeping and four other quirky stories

Ching Ming festival: virtual grave sweeping and four other quirky stories

Today, April 5, is “grave sweeping” day, an important part of the Ching Ming festival – a Confucian tradition that sees millions flock to cemeteries to pay tribute to the dead by burning paper money and joss sticks, and offering food and other trinkets.But for those living overseas, a visit to the relatives’ graveside is not practical. Enter virtual grave sweeping, a service where graveyard firms provide online memorial pages so people can give virtual flowers, burn virtual candles and buy…

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By | 2019-04-05T03:15:07+00:00 April 5th, 2019|Entertainment|Comments Off on Ching Ming festival: virtual grave sweeping and four other quirky stories