Tomb sweeping Day in China

This year’s Qingming Festival falls on April 4. The 3-day-long holiday in China starts from Saturday April 2.

Qingming means Pure Brightness. Tomb sweeping is regarded as the most important custom in the Qingming Festival. Cleaning the tomb and paying respect to the dead person with offerings are the two important parts of remembering the past relatives. Weeds around the tomb are cleared away and fresh soil is added to show care of the dead. The dead person’s favourite food and wine are taken to sacrifice to them, along with paper resembling money. This is all burned in the hope that the deceased are not lacking food and money. Kowtow before the tablets set up for the dead are made.

Click on the link https://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/holidays/qingming.htm read more about Qingming Festival, one of  the two biggest festivals in China.

The following pictures were taken at our tombstone processing workshop in southeast China’s Hui’an county.

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