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More Chinese mourn online on traditional tomb-sweeping day
Although many Chinese still maintained the traditional ways to commemorate late family members or national heroes, more people expressed condolences via the Internet Saturday, China's Tomb-Sweeping Festival. Xiyuanpiaoxue (drifting snow in the western yard) released an article in her blog Saturday, recalling some tomb-sweeping stories about her family since 2002, when his grandfather died.
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Tears, messages to heaven for quake victims on Tomb Sweeping Day
Tears fell down her cheeks, like the rain dropping on her umbrella. "I dreamed of my granddaughter several times," Tan Yunlan said while sobbing. Supported by her daughter, the elderly woman gazed at a pile of rubble which used to be an apartment building in the former Beichuan county seat.
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China launches on-line memorial for fallen revolutionaries
China has launched a website to encourage people to pay their respects to fallen revolutionary heroes online ahead of the Qingming Festival. Chinese people traditionally honor their ancestors on Qingming or Tomb-Sweeping Day, which falls on April 4 this year.
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Respects paid to martyrs before tomb sweeping day in Lhoka
Officers and soldiers stationed in Lhoka held a mourning ceremony to pay their respects to deceased heroes at martyrs' cemetery on April 2, two days prior to the tomb sweeping day. Officers and soldiers mourned at the martyrs' cemetery.Two kids tied white flowers on the trees at martyrs' cemetery
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Quake-leveled China county opens to mourners
The county that perished in last year's devastating earthquake reopened Wednesday morning to former residents who wished to mourn the dead ahead of the annual tomb sweeping day that falls on Saturday. Beichuan County, which has been closed since May 20 last year, will be open for four days until Saturday.
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Young people from Sichuan mourn for victims in the quake
Young people from quake-hit Sichuan visited Beijing World Park on April 2, 2009. They mourned for victims in the quake on April 2, 2009. Huang Siyu, girl student from Yingxiu Primary School, quake-hit Sichuan province, watered a tree in Beijing World Park on April 2, 2009.
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Quake-leveled China county opens to mourners
The barbed wire around Beichuan's old county seat was gone. The county that perished in last year's devastating earthquake reopened Wednesday morning to former residents who wished to mourn the dead ahead of the annual tomb sweeping day that falls on Saturday. Beichuan County, which has been closed since May 20 last year, will be open for four days until Saturday.
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21.6 mln to travel by train during Tomb-Sweeping Day holiday
The Ministry of Railways (MOR) announced on Monday it estimates 21.6 million passengers will travel by train from April 3-6 during the Tomb-Sweeping Day Holiday. The projected number is a 12 percent increase year-on-year and a 40 percent rise on a regular basis. Tomb-Sweeping Day, a traditional Chinese holiday on which people go to cemeteries to remember the departed, falls on April 4 this year. The holiday will last from April 4-6.
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Ministries urge safety precautions ahead of tomb-sweeping holiday
Eight government departments Tuesday urged stepped-up efforts to prevent accidents such as fires and stampedes during Tomb-sweeping Day, which falls on April 4. The ministries, including those of civil affairs, public security, transport and forestry, issued a joint circular about precautions ahead of the holiday, when most Chinese visit cemeteries and burn incense sticks and paper money to honor their deceased ancestors.
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More than 4 mln Chinese mourn for deceased over weekend
More than 4 million people mourned for the deceased at graveyards or memorial parks over the weekend in the run-up to China's traditional Tomb-Sweeping day, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Monday. Figures from the ministry's 150 monitoring places nationwide showed memorial sites in the country received some 4.12 million people, up 17.7 percent from the same period of last year.
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