Thanh-Minh

Thanh-Minh

Fifth day of third lunar month
Thanh-Minh (which means "pure and bright") in Vietnam is a day to commemorate the dead. Families brings flowers, food, incense, and other offerings to the graves of deceased relatives. Sometimes they visit the graves a few days in advance to prepare for Thanh-Minh by raking or sweeping the surrounding area and painting the tombs.
See also Qing Ming Festival
SOURCES:
FolkWrldHol-1999, p. 254
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