The first wave of tomb-sweeping in Changsha City arrived on April 3 in the 3-day Qingming Festival. This year, more Changsha citizens are opting for environment-friendly ways to pay tribute to their ancestors and deceased loved ones.
All cemeteries have enacted special plans for the the festival and adopted various measures for the convenience of the public. For example, Jinling Cemetery rented 20 portable toilets and Hunan Revolutionary Cemetery Park provided free use of tomb-sweeping appliances. Many cemeteries have sent out free chrysanthemum flowers to advocate low-carbon tomb-sweeping.
Moreover, 500 volunteers were seen presenting flowers to tomb-sweepers and calling for a greener and more civilized way of tomb-sweeping in various cemeteries. A promotion event themed with Green Tomb-sweeping Day, Safe Qingming Festival was held in Changsha Martyrs Park. Organized by memorial website gyjd.org and 10 universities in Changsha, including Hunan University and Hunan Normal University, the event was held to promote online memorials and appeal for a civilized, environment-friendly and low-carbon tomb-sweeping.
Translator: Liu Fen