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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cheng Beng Festival.

That's Coco on guard......

The Cheng Beng Festival is an opportunity for Chinese to remember and honour our ancestors at grave sites. Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food, tea, wine, (joss) paper accessories, to the ancestors. The rites are very important to most Chinese, it is during this time Chinese visits the grave.
Some dialects do not allow their daughters who are already married to visit the grave in fear that the daughters will take away some of the 'good fortune' meant for the sons!
However, people nowadays are less concern .
No pictures of grave sweeping. We did not visit the grave.......instead we ( my unmarried sister and I) curi curi invited my late mom and dad for a treat outside our gates. Hopefully , they received what we 'sembah' and we got blessings in return.

The table all laid for the ancestors.

And the delivery of incense and accesories by burning.

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