Ching Ming

Skylawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park in San Mateo celebrated Ching Ming with performances by Chinese lion dancers to scare away ‘bad’ spirits and traditional blessings from Buddhist and Taoist monks. The ancient Chinese grave-sweeping ritual is conducted each spring to honor the memory of deceased loved ones. The observance of Ching Ming dates back more than 2,500 years and is linked to the Chinese culture of ancestor worship. Each year, celebrants visit ancestral graves where they conduct ceremonial rites and make offerings. Ching Ming traditions remain a significant part of cultural life in modern Chinese communities.

Skylawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park in San Mateo celebrated Ching Ming with performances by Chinese lion dancers to scare away ‘bad’ spirits and traditional blessings from Buddhist and Taoist monks. The ancient Chinese grave-sweeping ritual is conducted each spring to honor the memory of deceased loved ones. The observance of Ching Ming dates back more than 2,500 years and is linked to the Chinese culture of ancestor worship. Each year, celebrants visit ancestral graves where they conduct ceremonial rites and make offerings. Ching Ming traditions remain a significant part of cultural life in modern Chinese communities.

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