Ancestor Festival Draws 6,000 From Same Family To Taiwan

Posted by admin on Apr 6, 2010

Around 6,000 members of the same family gathered in Taiwan for a traditional festival to honor their ancestors. That’s the word from a local media report on Tuesday.

The report said members of the Yeh family traveled from as far as the United States, Australia and Brazil to the northern Taiwan county of Taoyuan for the Tomb-Sweeping Festival on Monday.

The crowd gathered in front of the family tomb and surrounding roads. They burned nearly ten tons (22,000 pounds) of ritual paper money and set off hundreds of firecrackers in honor of the dead.

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