Citizens pour in to cemeteries during Qingming Festival
Updated : 2019-04-11
By ( chinadaily.com.cn )
Yellow ribbons adorn a Harbin cemetery, commemorating those who have passed away. [Photo/MY399.COM]
Around 168,000 Harbin citizens visited cemeteries to honor their deceased relatives during the three-day holiday for Qingming Festival -- still significant numbers, but a year-on-year decrease of 3 percent.
In the wake of their increased awareness about environmental protection, more and more citizens chose flowers, music, cards and yellow ribbons rather than burning paper money to commemorate the family members who have passed away.
Qingming Day, also known as Tomb-sweeping Day, is the most important occasion for Chinese to honor their ancestors. People usually pay respects to their ancestors and departed family members by setting symbolic objects alight.
The autumn schedule for power grid maintenance in Harbin, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province concluded on Oct 30.
The High People’s Court of Heilongjiang province officially launched Thunderbolt Action.
About 10 government departments in Daoli district, Harbin, Heilongjiang province, carried out joint enforcement June 1 to remove more than 20 illegal constructions with a total area of over 2000 square meters to advance an expropriation project.
Harbin has seen a dramatic reduction in traffic congestion, according to statistics released by Amap, a Chinese navigation service provider.