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‘Crying’ service attracts while honoring the deceased in China

BEIJING, April 6 (Prensa Latina), Online rental of “crying clients” has sparked interest among those who remotely paid tribute to their deceased relatives during the recent Qingming Festival, due to the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, the press reported today. Sweetened.

According to Global Times, e-commerce platforms such as Xianyu have provided the service apart from traditional practices such as cleaning graves, burning paper, reading poetry, and making offerings and flowers.

An agent told the newspaper that they “cry” at the request of the client and in a gentle way, while another explained that the tribute lasted 10 minutes and the price depends on the amount of services included.

Xianyu offered packages ranging from 100 to 1,000 yuan ($15.75-157.15) and has become a welcome option among many people who are unable to return to their places of origin to worship their ancestors due to travel restrictions due to the current wave of Covid-19.

The Qingming Festival is one of the four major events of the ancient culture of the Asian giant, and this year it was celebrated on April 5.

According to custom, Chinese families gather on that day and go to cemeteries to clean the tombs of the dead, offering them wonderful feasts, flowers, and incense.

It is also common to burn paper money, pictures of luxury cars, miniature homes and even cell phone models with the advent of new technologies, so that the ancestors will not lack anything of their taste in the afterlife.

Literally translated as ‘pure serenity’, Qingming falls on the 15th day after the vernal equinox and represents climate change, as southern winds disperse lower temperatures making way for life on Earth, rains and the planting season.

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Although this year the government urged betting on prizes online and avoiding crowds at cemeteries, it called on online platforms to pay attention and not allow defamation of deceased heroes.

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