Saturday, April 4, 2009

Quingming Festival

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Today is the Festival of Quingming, or the Tomb Sweeping Festival. It is a time when Chinese pay respect to their ancestors. We really don't have that holiday, unless your ancestor happened to be in a war. I like the idea of remembering your family of yore . Unfortunately too many kids in the US don't even know who their fathers are, let alone who their ancestors were.

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of El Dia De Los Muertos. Big in Louisiana, and southern Catholic settlements.


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