Updated: 2015-04-02 07:21
In traditional Chinese funerals, people who have lost their family members can ask strangers to cry loudly in order to show piety to their ancestors. Some even work as a professional "crier." But as society has progressed, asking others to cry in front of an ancestor's grave should be seen as an insult to the ancestors.
A man lays a flower at the tombstone of a deceased relative during Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, at Songhe cemetery on the outskirts of Shanghai on April 5, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]