'Tomb-sweeping services'

Updated: 2015-04-02 07:21

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Annah (China)

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.

'Tomb-sweeping services'

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]