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Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery

Babaoshan 八宝山

Each of the three generations is intensely focused on arranging the flowers in just the right way. Later, many families will go out for a meal or gather in an apartment and cook together. Qingming is a natural time of reunion when some family members travel from distant cities. Brothers, sisters, cousins will not only visit the graves of their own parents but those of other family members. While the observance of Qingming is primarily the duty of the son and daughter-in-law, some families alternate years between the husband's family and the wife's family.

Last update: July 2009
© Marilyn Shea, 2009