Ching Ming Festival

 
Ching Ming festival: Why Hong Kong sweeps graves and burns money

Ching Ming festival: Why Hong Kong sweeps graves and burns money

Ching Ming, the yearly ritual of paying homage to the dead by sweeping their grave and burning paper offerings is steeped in Hong Kong familial tradition. But, how did this ritual begin and why are paper money and Louis Vuitton bags burned? SCMP's Bernice Chan takes a look.