Qingming festival – Honour to the ancestors

Quingming Festival 2016

In western countries the Mexican Santa Muerte became popular in the laste years. But many western People haven´t heard about the Chinese Qingming Festival before.

Qingming or Tomb Sweeping Day is an annual Chinese festival where families honour and pay their respects to their ancestors, and even beloved pets. These rites include prayers, cleaning or sweeping the tombs, and offerings of food and drink at the graves of their departed loved ones.

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Quingming Festival 2016

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