Every year, both Khmer people and Chinese people celebrate for their ancestors. For many people in Cambodia, we celebrate both Pchum Ben Festival and Qingming Festival. April 2, 2013 was the day that my family chose for Qingming festival. For this year, I went for the festival with my parents, sister, and an elder brother. We managed to arrive Oudong at around 9:00AM and went straight to the first tomb who my father's grandparents
|My Father's Grandparents|
|My Brother Preparing on the Top|
|Paying Respect to His Grandparents|
|We brought along a battery fan and umbrellas for such a hot weather|
|After Everything is prepared, we have monks saying prayers to the ancestors and the living|
After spending the morning seeing my ancestors at their tombs, I went to my grandparents' house which is about 5 kilometers further. Here is a picture of my lovely grandma walking on her own with a stand and my grandpa sitting on a chair. They are both in their 80s and not very strong but are pretty healthy.
|Grandma (left), Grandpa (right)|
The tombs last for more than 200 years, I guess.
|We can't drive directly to the tomb, here is a picture of my parents walking to their great grandparents' tombs|
|This man newly cute his palm fruit for us for free. How lovely! However, we paid him some money as well|
|It normally costs 2000 Riel only. Can you believe that?|
|My grandparents' grandparents' tombs|
Just hope that the next generation of the Chour family visit their ancestors here every year. The year is being added from time to time :D
Here are pictures of my elder sister and brother
|These kids are lovely. They helped with the festival and lined up for some give away|
How about you? Have you celebrated the festival for this year?