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China Daily: Tomb-sweeping Holiday Honors Ancestors

cemetaryFamily members remembered their late ancestors at the  tomb sweeping festival at New York’s Museum of Chinese on Thursday, reported the China Daily

Traditionally on tomb sweeping or Quingming, families usually visit the graveyard and sweep clean the tombs of the loved ones, burn incense and paper money as a way of sending good fortune to the deceased.

“Family festivals have been an important way of staying connected to the community and also reaching out to families and kids who maybe haven’t heard of [the museum] or may not know that much about the history of the Chinese Americans,” said Heather Brady, director of education at the museum in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

The museum hosted activities to recognize the traditional Chinese holiday and also celebrate the arrival of spring Saturday.

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