The Qingming Fetival is a traditional Chinese festival, which falls around the 5th day of April. This year it falls on April 4th. It is time to visit and sweep graves of the departed ones and pay respect. Normally food, candies, fruits are brought to the graves. It’s considered good luck to bring back and eat blessed food. Joss paper, known as ghost money, is burned to ensure the deceased ones to have good life and abundance in the afterlife. If a visit can’t be made to the graves, you can pay respect by burning Joss paper and lighting incense outdoor.

It is a sad festival. It’s time to remember and reflect. Hope we embrace all the good memories of the departed and cherish loved ones around us.