Chinese communities worship ancestors on Tomb Sweeping Day


It is customary for Chinese to sweep off the grave stones and air out the ash boxes of their loved ones.

Hong Kong (AFP) - Chinese communities across East and Southeast Asia flocked to cemeteries on Thursday to honour their ancestors during the annual "Tomb Sweeping Day".

Also known as the Qingming or Ching Ming festival, the public holiday is a traditional day of remembrance for the dead, where it is customary for Chinese to sweep off the grave stones and air out the ash boxes of their loved ones.

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