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Qing Ming Festival Tomb Sweeping Do’s and Don’ts

In Chinese traditions, we have many yearly festival and one of them is the Qing Ming festival aka Tomb Sweeping. There are lot of taboos to take note and I will share some of them here.

1. Never joke around when you are making your offering.

2. Refrain from wearing all black (both shirt and pants) as it is inauspicious but it is fine if you wear black shirt but white pants or black shirt with jeans. Beside black, you should also avoid wearing red shirt, shoes.

3. You must not urine or spit at will near the place of offering.

4. Do not make noise, shout or joke when you are in the area making the offering.

5. It is advisable to to conduct the activity before 3pm in the afternoon.

6. It is also not recommended for pregnant woman to be around.

7. Do not consume food on the spot and also dressed properly because it signify respect for the dead.

8. Do not take photo in the vicinity of the graveyard

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9. Do not visit the tomb if you are not relative of the decease, for example boyfriend accompany girlfriend. 10. It is also best not to hold any wedding ceremony during this period. Bear in mind, it is always better to be safe than be sorry.

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