lørdag 4. april 2020

Tomb Sweeping Festival: China pays 'virtual' respects to ancestors

People in China are paying their respects to dead ancestors digitally as the country continues to face the coronavirus outbreak. The Qingming festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day, is usually a time when people visit the graves of friends and family, sprucing up the area and making offerings to their spirits. But amid fears of another outbreak, the government has advised people to stay away and maintain social distancing.

That's led to some cemeteries allowing people to come as long as they've booked a slot, while others are banning visits completely. But other companies and burial places have turned to modern technology as they look for ways for families to continue the centuries-old tradition.