It's the Qing Ming (清明节) festival now but this year both hubby and I are not joining the families to pray our ancestors. Reason being is simple, I'm pregnant and hubby is here to accompany me.
But the other day I read an article in a local newspaper about the do's and don'ts during this festival, I found it very interesting and I wanna share it here (May be some of you had read about it too). It doesn't matter if you are not a superstitious person, no harm reading them to enhance knowledge, right? ;)
- Do pray the Tu Di Gong (土地公) first at the cemetery.
- Avoid stepping on other 'homes' (But sometimes it's unavoidable right? Especially when that area is crowded)
- Do not walk bare footed because it'd bring unwanted spirit home.
- If you hear chinese scripture (经文), try to leave the cemetery asap because some scripture are not meant for us.
- Eat a red egg on the spot to represent new life (新生).
- Tap away the sands underneath your shoes before leaving.
- All praying must be done before 3pm.
Thank you for reading and have a nice day ahead!!