Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Qing Ming Festival

Qing Ming Festival (清明节) is a traditional Chinese festival and it falls on this Sunday. Usually family members to visit the ancestor's tomb, paying their respect to the ancestor and cleaning the tombs. This tradition is to remind us to appreciate and be thankful for what our ancestors had done to make sure the future generations live a comfortable life.

It's a belief that by burning items with the ancestor's name written on it, the ancestor's will receive the particular items in the other World. Which means that the fire works as something like Poslaju (courier service). The only difference is that the recipient get the goods almost instantly and the service is free of charge.

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