Citizens of China are praying for the dead ancestors virtually, as the nation is currently locked down entirely. There is a day named Tomb Sweeping Day or Qingming festival, when citizens stopover the graves of friends and family. They offer peace to their dead ancestor’s spirit.
But as per the government order, social distancing must be practiced by the citizens. So they are paying the respects to their dead ancestors virtually. Though, some cemeteries are allowing citizens who’ve booked a slot. Others are banning completely to visit.
This festival requires cleaning the graves, decorating it with flowers, burn joss sticks, to get in touch with the dead ancestors. This ritual also required to transmit money and other daily essentials in the afterlife.
An official at Beijing’s civil affairs bureau, Li Quanxi said: It’ll encourage people to transform social traditions during this coronavirus outbreak. Thus modern technology will enrich the centuries-old tradition.