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'Tomb-sweeping services'

( bbs.chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-04-02 07:21

Editor's Note: In the runup to Tomb Sweeping Day, a number of online shops are offering "tomb-sweeping services" for people who might be "too busy" to pay their respects to deceased relatives and friends. Will you employ other people to help you pay respects to the dead? Share your views on our website.

Leon King (China)

In an increasingly busy society, it is common to see people who cannot spare the time to mourn their late family members on Tomb-sweeping Day, but I won't buy such a service because Tomb-sweeping is a time for Chinese to show filial respect for ancestors, and such a practice should not be distorted.

'Tomb-sweeping services'

Mr Deng bows in front of a tomb of his customer's late family member. He offers the tomb-sweeping service in his spare time, whichincludes mourning, reading a script aloud, pouring liquor, burning paper sacrifices, and presenting flowers. [Photo/IC]

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