Tuesday, April 05, 2005

China's Tomb-Sweeping Day goes virtual | CNET News.com: "'Internet mourning, such as on the 'online cemetery', where virtual candles or joss-sticks are lit and virtual flowers are sent, is in fashion, saving millions of people of Chinese origin the trouble of traveling long distances in order to sweep tombs for their ancestors,' the news agency said.
New technology had also changed what people like to burn for ancestors to enjoy in the afterlife, Xinhua said. Some mourners have added mobile phones 'or other big ticket items that might be of particular interest for the deceased"


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