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Incense smoke at Dazhao  
   

Incense smoke at Dazhao

Easter and the Clear Bright Festival

March 31st 2010
Painted eggs, tomb sweeping and a synchronistic holiday weekend Yesterday I was called over to my supervisor's desk and told that I would have Monday off. I asked her if we had a holiday coming up, and she told me we would be off for 清明节 (Qingming Jie or "Clear Bright Festival"). She added that it was a holiday in honor of the dead. I felt a slight chill, because this weekend is also Eas ... read more
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