Mourning family at cemetery : general view

This 1993 photograph shows a family mourning at a cemetery, during Qing Ming Jie. Qing Ming (Cheng Beng in dialect) is All Souls' Day for the Chinese. It is a time to remember the departed and to pay respects to one's deceased ancestors and family members. As it emphasises filial piety, Qing Ming is a major Chinese festival with many Chinese visiting the cemeteries of relatives. Title devised by Library staff.

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From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.

  • Ethnic Communities>>Customs and Traditions
  • Architecture and Landscape>>Streets and Places
  • Rites and ceremonies--Singapore--Photographs
  • Chinese--Singapore--Photographs
  • Cemeteries--Singapore--Photographs


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