Tomb-sweeping day is the festival of the yearning, be in olden, what it is having richer connotation and more to already was forgotten by us is consuetudinary...
"East wind makes a part, be overwhelmed with sorrow or joy of rain during springtime. " old traditional holiday tomb-sweeping day came again. Tomb-sweeping day regards souvenir as sexual political integrity, person of ancient Wu city is very serious and devotional, the thematic activity besides established by usage -- , pay respects to sb at his tomb, have other and rich activity more.
Pay respects to sb at his tomb
Of tomb-sweeping day before 3 hind four days, be Wu person pay respects to sb at his tomb period. Custom all leads size person to wait for a city to go by the parent ancestral grave pay respects to sb at his tomb, common says visit a grave to cherish the memory of the dead buys land. Want to be catchment of graveyard clear channel above all, divide fireweed, rectify branch, hill up, "Mark paper " , burn again for the hill shrine by the grave, invocatory grave hill is quiet, old friend is able to rest. Take out fruit of small dish of element of meat or fish to offer worshipping ancestor from inside encircling basket next, among them dishful of Pure Brightness 馃 is offerings of Pure Brightness spy. Cense bit of hold a memorial ceremony for on candle, although be the parent,chair, but Wu common knocks at the person that do obeisance to the first times must be the boy with the least position in the family hierarchy, be like the generation of grandchildren, great-grandson or great-great-grandson, a few generation are the same as contain the meaning with hold a memorial ceremony for, familial flourishing population. Grow oneself next and issue each 3 genuflect the 9 ceremonies that kowtow. Divide outside burning paper made to resemble money and burned as an offering to the dead, pour a libation all right even wine ancient ceremony, give surround divide into equal parts of the person that watch, person that defend hill to send food coin,
Tomb-sweeping day, in ancient times also many common people go graveyard of grave of general of introduced from the northern and western nationalities or from abroad sea of city north outskirt, Zhu Dadian's general visits ethical hero, in order to comfort spirit of a martyr. The civilian sex with ancient honest and kind-hearted Wu and patriotic affection see one spot.