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24 Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about Clear and Bright

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-04-04 10:12
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White and yellow chrysanthemums are usually presented as tribute to the dead in China. [Photo/Xinhua]

 

Worshiping Ancestors

Clear and Bright is a period in which Chinese people honor nature and the ancestors of the Chinese nation. The worship of nature and ancestors can be traced to ancient times, and still matters a lot in modern society.

Cleaning the tombs and paying respect to the dead with offerings are the two important practices to remember late relatives. Weeds around the tomb are cleared away and fresh soil is added to show care for the dead.

The dead person's favorite food, wine and chopsticks are offered on their tombs, along with paper money. These sacrifices are all burned in the hope that the deceased will not lack food and money in the afterlife.

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