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Yangquan marks Tomb Sweeping Day

Updated: 2021-04-06


Residents pay tribute to the deceased in Shinao Mountain Cemetery in Yangquan city on April 4. During the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday from April 3 to 5, major cemeteries in Yangquan experienced an increase in ancestor worship and tomb-sweeping events. In recent years, Yangquan has encouraged local residents to cherish the memory of the deceased by offering flowers and planting trees and other plants instead of burning spirit money. The change of rituals is intended to protect the environment and avoid fires at memorial ceremonies. [Photo/yqnews.com.cn]


People visit a park in Yangquan city on April 4. Many locals chose to go for an outing over the holiday to appreciate the colorful spring scenery. [Photo/yqnews.com.cn]


People row boats in a park in Yangquan city on April 4. [Photo/yqnews.com.cn]