The Qingming or Ching Ming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese Luna calendar. This makes it the 15th day after the Spring Equinox, either 4 or 5 April in a given year.
Joss paper accessories are often one of the most important items that are offered to the ancestors. In these modern times, we are seeing more and more amazing or creative joss paper accessories that are made for offerings. Joss paper cash, gold bars, bank notes and clothes are now a thing of the past.
1) Modern Gadgets
"My ancestors need Iphones to contact their friends and Ipads to watch movies"
In the past, one unit of bungalow house is considered as a big gift. Have you ever seen one whole block of 30-storeys of condominium?
3) Luxury Cars & "Ahmad"
"My great grandfather needs a big car so that he could bring his friend for a ride"
4) Household White Goods
"I can't expect my ancestors to wash their clothes by using hands anymore, so I get a washing machine for them."
5) Luxury Bags
"I must introduce luxury bags to my ancestors since they have got so much "money" with them"
6) Daily Products
"My great great great grandmother needs a pair of fake teeth, toothbrushes and toothpaste, if not she could not chew and swallow any food we offer to her"
7) Airplanes for Traveling
Cars cannot reach some to all places, so perhaps an airplane could help.
"My ancestors are lonely sometimes, so I'll get them a pet dog to cheer their life in another world"
9) Canned drinks
"My ancestors need some can drinks when they are throwing a party at their home"
10) Fast Food
"Food may be not enough in the party, they may need more food"