This picture taken on March 22, 2021 shows a set of face masks, goggles, hand sanitiser and thermometer, all made of paper, for sale ahead of the Qingming festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day, in Rawang in Malaysias Selangor state. - Paper masks and goggles are among offerings that ethnic Chinese in Malaysia will burn to mark Tomb Sweeping Day, hoping their ancestors can use them to fight the coronavirus in the afterlife. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY Malaysia-China-health-virus by Patrick Lee
Paper goggles and sanitisers among tomb sweeping day offerings
  • Ching Ming Festival is when Chinese offer prayers, sweep their loved ones’ graves and burn paper models of items that could be useful in the afterlife
  • These range from money and shoes to yachts and planes, but this year paper goggles, hand sanitisers and thermometers will be burned as well in Malaysia
1 Apr 2021 - 5:26PM