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2014-03-31 23:36:17

China Love Date, one of the leading international dating websites used by Americans and the British, recognizes the ancient Chinese Qing Ming Festival with how-to tips for reconnecting with family members living afar. The dating website, which connects Chinese women with Western men, is an authority in assisting the meet ups of long distance relationships, and offers helpful, insightful tips for family members looking to maintain close relationships while living far apart. (PRWEB) March...

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2011-04-04 10:40:00

Shortages of Apple's iPad 2 extends from the actual Apple gadget to paper versions that are used to burn for the yearly Qingming Festival in Asia, Reuters reports. Also known as the tomb sweeping festival, Chinese families in Malaysia celebrating the Qingming Festival honor their ancestors by burning fake money or replicas of luxury items such as flashy cars and designer bags. Stemming from Confucian teachings of loyalty to family and tradition, the festivities are widely observed among the...

2006-04-04 22:25:00

BEIJING -- Virtual carnations, memorial messages and tribute songs are some of the online services available to China's Web surfers too busy on Wednesday to pay proper respects at the graves of their ancestors. As China passes Tomb Sweeping Day -- a traditional festival where people pray, offer food and burn paper money at relatives' graves -- authorities are urging people to care for the environment and honor relatives online instead, Xinhua news agency said. Several cemeteries and funeral...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.