"Wednesday (April 4) is Qing Ming Jie, or Grave Sweeping Festival in China. It's sort of like Memorial Day in the US, but with more religious overtones. On this day, Chinese are supposed to tend to the graves of the ancestors. This is done out of much more than respect, but as a way of actually caring for and looking after the departed ancestors. "
Check out the rest of her post about "Hell Money." (If you are interested in China, her blog is full of interesting stories and insights). She also links to a fascinating Economist article about "Ghost brides." It's the first I've heard of this bizarre tradition, probably because it is mostly practiced in Northern rural areas. So enjoy your reading and...happy holidays??